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Flooding on the Wairau Plain
Blenheim and the Wairau floodplain have experienced at least one damaging flood every decade since European settlement. In the early days, floods occurred so often and flood control works...Read more about "Flooding on the Wairau Plain"...
The Brownlees enterprise
William Brownlee, and later his son John's, sawmilling enterprise was far more of a struggle than most reports suggest. The Brownlee family, with a number of close relatives, who...Read more about "The Brownlees enterprise"...
Education in Marlborough
Marlborough's early schools faced a tough beginning. The first school was established by Nelson settlers but, after separation in 1859, Marlborough's education system suffered from a lack of money....Read more about "Education in Marlborough"...
Mary Mulvey, signatory (1822 - 1922)
In 1893 when she signed the petition Mrs Mary Mulvey was 71 years old and a widow. Her husband, John, the local milkman, had been charged with threatening...Read more about "Mary Mulvey, signatory (1822 - 1922)"...
Picton Cemetery is one of the oldest burial grounds in the province of Marlborough, dating back to the very early European settlement in Picton. Many notable figures of...Read more about "Picton Cemetery"...
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