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  1. Understories of Sacred Heart College
    The old Convent Building, formerly in Manuka Street, included the attic floor called The Granary’, now at Founders Park. This set of reminiscences w... read more
  2. Kaituna Cemetery
    Nestled away behind tall standing trees protecting it from noise and debris lies the Kaituna Cemetery in Marlborough, just north of the North Bank Roa... read more
  3. Mrs France and Billy Carr's Hardware Store
    Family stories of early days in the Picton and Blenheim area read more
  4. Picton Cemetery
    Picton Cemetery is one of the oldest burial grounds in the province of Marlborough, dating back to the very early European settlement in Picton. read more
  5. Young Eric Rennell
    A story of life, and death, in the early days of Wairau Valley read more
  6. Wangapeka Gold
    Gold was known in the Wangapeka District from the late 1850's, however the claim was disputed. When resolved, the field turned out to be 'poor man's d... read more
  7. Sergeant William Mason
    Sergeant William Mason of Blenheim had a distinguished career in the police force. He was the last member of the Armed Constabulary still in the forc... read more
  8. The Nelson Contingent at Parihaka
    The Nelson Company of Volunteers was formed in response to the Wairau Affray. In 1881 the Company were sent to Parihaka to support the settler commun... read more
  9. Whittington Landon-Lane
    Whittington Landon-Lane of Blenheim died of accidental gunshot wounds - as had his brother Thomas only a few years earlier. read more
  10. Edward Laney the baker and his daughter Ann
    Mr Laney's bakery is said to have been the first established in Nelson and was run by Mr Laney and his family for many years before the family moved t... read more