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  1. The Murder of James Flood
    The Murder of James Flood shocked the town of Picton and the nation, however the murderer, Edward Tarrant was brought to justice with local help. The ... read more
  2. The Wreck of the Lastingham 1884
    The Lastingham was wrecked in a storm off Port Jackson in 1884. The story of those who survived and those who did not, is a sorry one. read more
  3. Teddy Rennell of Leatham Valley
    Teddy Rennell was a true pioneer in the Leatham Valley. This is an account of his, and his family's story, in Waimea South, then Marlborough from the ... read more
  4. The Hill Family of Nelson - history and connections
    The Hill family, once of Bristol, were early Nelson settlers, with connections to the Wastney family of Wakapuaka. read more
  5. Esther Lock
    Esther Lock, wife of Nelson Mayor William Lock, first came to prominence in 1914, when, on the outbreak of World War 1 she established a committee of... read more
  6. The Kingsbury Trail to Nelson
    More than half of the emigrants from Kingsbury Episcopi , Somerset, England, went to New Zealand. What is interesting about this movement is the conce... read more