Story: Marlborough places

Roadside Stories: Havelock's science achievers

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.

Listen to a Roadside Story about Havelock's scientists. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough places - Pelorus valley', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 March 2023)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 18 Jun 2015