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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"...
Nelson's orphanages and children's homes
The Nelson region has supported homes for children since the 19th Century. Details and research resources about these institutions have been provided at the end of this story. Each institution has...Read more about "Nelson's orphanages and children's homes"...
The scandalous Chieftain
In the days when Nelson was more like a remote English village than a real New Zealand town, the settlers got pretty excited over the arrival of a...Read more about "The scandalous Chieftain"...
Trolove of the Clarence Frederick Trolove (1831-1880) was an early European settler who established Woodbank Run, located south of the Clarence River. Most of what is known about Trolove,...Read more about "Frederick Trolove"...
Early prominent Marlburians
Two doctors and a shopkeeper were key figures in turning Blenheim from a settlement notorious for a spirit of lawlessness into a bustling market town.1 Dr Stephen Lunn Muller (1814...Read more about "Early prominent Marlburians"...