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Early Mailboats in the Sounds
In the past, as today, people living in the Sounds required a postal service. Picton had a mail service from Wellington as early as 1856, the first Postmaster...Read more about "Early Mailboats in the Sounds"...
Picton's Anzac losses
Many Picton and Sounds families suffered losses during World War One. The original Jackson settlers lost four grandchildren. This is the story of two other families. The Godsiffs John Godsiff,...Read more about "Picton's Anzac losses"...
Wreck of the Penguin
The worst shipwreck in New Zealand, during the 20th century, happened in Cook Strait and was of the regular passenger ship taking people from Picton to Wellington. Penguin...Read more about "Wreck of the 'Penguin'"...
Shakespeare Bay is a deepwater harbour just to the West of the main Picton harbour, separated by Kaipupu Point, now a wildlife sanctuary. Although there is no record of...Read more about "Shakespeare Bay"...
Picton and Blenheim's Literary Institutes
New Zealand's early European colonists soon established many associations and organisations, including debating and literary societies, libraries and mechanics' institutes.1 Picton Picton Library. Marlborough Historical Society. Marlborough Museum Archives Click image...Read more about "Picton and Blenheim's Literary Institutes"...
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