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The hilltop overlooking Whakatü is known to Mäori as Piki mai, which translates as ‘climb hither'. Piki mai was a staging point for the pakohe[pakohe-argillite/] (argillite) industry, the nearest...Read more about "Piki mai "...
Leslie George Ching
Leslie George Ching, 1885-1919, is one of the eight Stoke men known to have died in World War One. He is commemorated on the Stoke Memorial Gates[http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/stoke-memorial-gates]. Ching Leslie...Read more about "Leslie George Ching"...
Sarah and John Danforth Greenwood
Sarah Greenwood (1809-1889) John Danforth Greenwood had been a successful physician in Mitcham, Surrey, England, but was forced to retire due to ill health in about 1838. The family...Read more about "Sarah and John Danforth Greenwood"...
Gold Point Mining
In 1872, Charles Greenlaw was prospecting in the Queen Charlotte Sound when he found “auriferous (gold bearing) quartz” on the western side near Picton. This led to the declaration...Read more about "Gold Point Mining"...
Surveyor and Explorer Thomas Brunner was a young, upper middle-class Englishman working for an Oxford architect and surveyor, but he came from a family of colonists and had adventure...Read more about "Thomas Brunner (1821–74)"...
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