New Zealand's first rugby club
On 30 May 1868 a notable event occurred in the small town of Nelson: the formation of The Nelson Football Club which, within two years, became the Nelson Rugby Football Club. This was...Read more about "New Zealand's first rugby club"...
Rev. T.D. Nicholson
The Rev. Thomas Dickson Nicholson was the first Presbyterian Minister of Nelson and Marlborough. Rev. T.D. Nicholson Rev. T.D. Nicholson, Marlborough Museum Click to enlarge He was born at...Read more about "Rev. T.D. Nicholson"...
Ernest Rutherford's early life
Ernest, known as Ern within the family, was born at Spring Grove, near Brightwater in rural Nelson, on 30 August 1871. He was the fourth of twelve children by his...Read more about "Ernest Rutherford's early life"...
Nelson Historical Society Journal
[assets/logos/NHSJLogo1.jpg] [assets/logos/nzetc-logo-landscape1.png] Nelson Historical Society Journal Digitisation of the Nelson Historical Society's journals is a collaborative project between Friends of the Nelson Library and the New Zealand Electronic Text Centre. The Journal...Read more about "Nelson Historical Society Journal"...
The first Sharland
When James Henry Sharland stepped off the John Masterman ship on the 8th of August 1857, he had his son James Frederick Sharland and his partner Julia Lazarus...Read more about "The first Sharland"...
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