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Diarist, runholder, forthright politician Born in Staffordshire in 1817, Joseph Ward arrived in Nelson in December 1842 with his parents-in-law Henry and Mary Redwood. He had married his cousin...Read more about "Joseph Ward"...
The first Picton hospital was built on the hill overlooking Waikawa Road and the Lagoon in 1865. A character called 'Ned the Bellman' (Edward Allen Davis) died earlier...Read more about "Picton Hospitals"...
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"...
Nelson Historical Society Journal
[assets/logos/NHSJLogo1.jpg] [assets/logos/nzetc-logo-landscape1.png] Nelson Historical Society Journal Digitisation of the Nelson Historical Society's journals is a collaborative project between Friends of the Nelson Library and the New Zealand Electronic Text Centre. The Journal...Read more about "Nelson Historical Society Journal"...
Sardines, pilchards, herring – the famous ‘Picton Bloaters’ were variously called all of these names. From earliest settlement there were huge seasonal shoals of them in Queen Charlotte Sound,...Read more about "Picton Bloaters"...
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