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Caring for the Marlborough community In 1865, Marlborough’s first hospital was opened in Picton, the provincial capital of the district. Within ten years it was noted that half of...Read more about "Wairau Hospital"...
The Execution of the Maungatapu Murderers
Nelson's First Hanging At 8.30am, on Friday 5 October, 1866, the twang of three hangmen's ropes brought an end to the grisliest episode in Nelson's early European history. The...Read more about "The Execution of the Maungatapu Murderers"...
Seaview Cemetery was opened in 1916 at the end of Seaview Road in Stoke. It was developed to cater for the growing population of the Stoke area. Since the...Read more about "Seaview Cemetery"...
The Tetley Affair
Joseph Tetley, a swindler and a gentleman Marlborough was shaken by a scandal in the 1860s, when a Member of Parliament ran off to South America with £40,000 of...Read more about "The Tetley Affair"...
The SS Janie Seddon – laid to rust
The steamship Janie Seddon was built in 1901 by Fleming & Ferguson Ltd at Paisley in Scotland. A vessel of 125 tons, she was powered by two horsepower steam...Read more about "The SS Janie Seddon – laid to rust "...
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