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Sir Thomas Picton and naming of Picton
Sir Thomas Picton Lawrence, Thomas Sir: Portrait of Lieutenant General Sir Thomas Picton Click image to enlarge Picton was originally called Waitohi, or Waitohi Pā. It was named by the...Read more about "Sir Thomas Picton (1758-1815) and the naming of Picton"...
Imagine the excitement in August, 1920 when Captain Euan Dickson touched down in his Avro 504K, D6243 on a Dillon's Point (Blenheim) farm. He was en route from...Read more about "Marlborough Aviation"...
Tāhunanui Beach did not exist when Nelson was settled by Europeans. What is now the beach was once mudflat near the edge of the main channel draining the...Read more about "Tāhuna Beach"...
The separation of Nelson and Marlborough
The separation of Marlborough from Nelson came about when the opinions of two very different groups, small-holders and large pastoral run-holders, were in accord, even though this was for...Read more about "The separation of Nelson and Marlborough"...
Telephones in Blenheim
When I see young folk walking along the footpath and communicating with their friends using text messages on their cell phones, I realise how far telephone communication has come...Read more about "Telephones in Blenheim"...
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