The two Jane Giffords

Wed, 4 Dec 2013

It was a privilege to be among descendants of Warkworth’s pioneer families recently aboard the scow Jane Gifford, enjoying a nostalgic journey up the Mahurangi...


A century of dairy farming

Wed, 13 Nov 2013

Most Albertland settlers had a few milking cows to provide their families with milk and cream. Surplus milk was “set” in large tin milk pans...


Hard times in early Warkworth

Fri, 1 Nov 2013

In the early days of the 20th century, on a site adjacent to Warkworth’s old Post Office, stood the township’s smallest house. There was one...


Auckland to Albertland

Wed, 16 Oct 2013

The wind had veered round from East to South as the Brookes brothers left Auckland in the afternoon, the breeze fairly light. Rounding North Head,...


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