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Wreck of the Queen Bee
The Queen Bee was a wooden barque of between 700 and 800 tons. A fine, roomy ship, she was one of the earliest vessels to bring immigrants to...Read more about "Wreck of the Queen Bee"...
Nelson/ Tasman's ground-breaking pottery There is some evidence that the use of clay may date back to early Māori settlement, but the history of clay use in the Nelson...Read more about "Nelson Pottery"...
Robert Ellis and Brightwater's electricity
Ellis Street in Brightwater is named after Robert (Bobby) Ellis "a man of considerable mechanical ingenuity and business acumen”. Bobby was responsible for the first electrical streetlights in the...Read more about "Robert Ellis and Brightwater's electricity"...
At one time, Marlborough-born poet, Eileen Duggan, was one of New Zealand's most widely acclaimed poets.1 Eileen Duggan as The Spirit of Ireland in a school play Eileen...Read more about "Eileen Duggan,1894-1972, poet and writer"...
Picton and Blenheim's Literary Institutes
New Zealand's early European colonists soon established a range of associations and organisations, including debating and literary societies, libraries and mechanics' institutes.1 Picton Picton Library. Marlborough Historical Society. Marlborough Museum Archives Click...Read more about "Picton and Blenheim's Literary Institutes"...
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