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Power to the People
Early in the 20th century Marlborough, like the rest of the top of the South, was isolated from the national grid and the lack of bulk electricity was...Read more about "Power to the People"...
Fiery, ambitious Scotsman was ‘King of the Beaver’ Born in Caithness, in the north of Scotland,1 James Sinclair was described as a clear-headed, strong-minded Scotsman, who, by his dominating...Read more about "James Sinclair"...
Brown Barrett's Cannery in Picton
With the outbreak of War in 1939, there was an urgent need for all primary produce and to introduce more products for home consumption and export. The Auckland-based...Read more about "Brown Barrett's Cannery in Picton"...
The Tetley Affair
Joseph Tetley, a swindler and a gentleman Marlborough was shaken by a scandal in the 1860s, when a Member of Parliament ran off to South America with £40,000 of...Read more about "The Tetley Affair"...
The Grove Okiwa
The Grove near Okiwa in the Marlborough Sounds, now flat farmland, was once covered by extensive kahikatea forest. The name Okiwa probably refers to a chief named Kiwa,...Read more about "The Grove Okiwa"...
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