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Havelock's Science Greats - Roadside Stories

Havelock's Science Greats - Roadside Stories


Main Road, Havelock, Marlborough Sounds

A Manatū Taonga audio guide to Havelock's science achievers. Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide in the image carousel above.

Two of New Zealand's greatest scientists spent childhood years in Havelock and attended the same primary school, more than 30 years apart. Nobel Prize-winning physicist Ernest Rutherford was the first to split the atom, and rocket scientist William Pickering oversaw many NASA missions to the moon.

Ernest Rutherford,

Rutherford wins Nobel Prize in chemistry,

Marlborough places: Havelock,

Archival audio sourced from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives, Sound files may not be reused without permission from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives (Reference number sa-tx-3223-pm).

Roadside Stories are a series of audio guides to places of interest on major road trips in New Zealand. Each guide tells the story of an attraction along the way -- its people, its history, its cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit

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