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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"...
A Women Ahead of Her Time Constance Barnicoat Grande (1872 – 1922) was a remarkable woman for her time, and one who crammed a range of activities into her...Read more about "Constance Barnicoat"...
Wakefield's Memorial Riwaka and Puketawai Pā
Kaiteriteri/ Puketawai Reserve and Captain Wakefield’s memorial In August 2014 a pyramidal rock memorial, celebrating Captain Wakefield's[sitetree_link,id=468] landing in October 1841 and the arrival place of Riwaka's pioneer settlers in May...Read more about "Wakefield's Memorial Riwaka and Puketawai Pā"...
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"...
Nelson's aviation history
Aviation’s influence on Nelson has been profound. With challenging road access, no outside rail link and the barrier of Cook Strait, Nelson had the reputation of being a ‘sleepy...Read more about "Nelson's aviation history"...