Pre-dam schemes The Maitai River was first considered for water supply in the 1930s. At this time the Brook Scheme[sitetree_link,id=549] (commissioned in 1867) was unable to meet demand. Rather than proceed...Read more about "Maitai Dam"...
Melrose House and Garden
The original garden The elegant garden around historic Melrose House[http://www.nelsoncitycouncil.co.nz/melrose/] is a short distance from the central city, on the corner of Upper Trafalgar Street and Brougham Street, and is...Read more about "Melrose House and Garden"...
The Art of Wakefield Quay
Wakefield Quay named after Captain Arthur Wakefield[captain-arthur-wakefield/] of the New Zealand Company[new-zealand-company/] was where many early European Settlers first set foot in New Zealand. It boasts beautiful views of Nelson's...Read more about "The Art of Wakefield Quay"...
The Reays in Brightwater
The rise of George Reay, with the support of Elizabeth Ann, from a modest butcher in the North East of England to a significant property owner in New...Read more about "The Reays in Brightwater"...
George Fairweather Moonlight
Good as Gold Legends clung around George Moonlight, from the provenance of his unusual names- it was rumoured he was born on a fine night (Fairweather), abandoned and found...Read more about "George Fairweather Moonlight 1832-1884"...
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