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Getting established in Marlborough
Marlborough’s first decades after European colonisation were rather rocky. The Wairau Affray[sitetree_link,id=467] in 1843 badly frightened potential colonists to the Wairau. Strong earthquakes[sitetree_link,id=749] in 1848 and 1855 and severe flooding[sitetree_link,id=249] showed...Read more about "Getting established in Marlborough"...
Māori occupied the Rai and Te Hoiere/Pelorus until 1828, when Te Rauparaha's[te-rauparahas-account/] war parties occupied Te Tau Ihu and local Māori were killed or scattered from their lands. They...Read more about "Rai Valley"...
Blenheim and Picton Borough Councils- the early years
Following the separation of Marlborough from Nelson in 1859, the region found itself with no funds, no local taxes and frequent flooding washing away infrastructure. It was to...Read more about "Blenheim and Picton Borough Councils - the early years"...
1983-2007 Richmond Borough Councillor 1983-1989 Deputy Mayor 1986-1989 Tasman District Councillor 1989-2007 Nelson Marlborough Regional Councillor 1989-1992 Elaine Henry Elaine Henry 12 September 1995. Nelson Provincial Museum, Nelson Mail Collection: C28827 Serving as...Read more about "Elaine Henry"...
A Woman of the Wairau
When young Stella Maxted arrived in the Wairau Valley from Blenheim, she did not know that she was to become part of a valley dynasty and farm there...Read more about "A Woman of the Wairau"...
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