Buxton and Company Nelson Merchants
E. Buxton & Co Merchants was an importing and exporting business, selling everything from apple trees to firearms, women's hosiery to sausage skins. The business, first opened in 1855,...Read more about "Buxton and Company Nelson Merchants"...
State housing in Nelson
State housing in New Zealand, 1905-16 In 1905 The Workers' Dwellings Act was passed to allow central government construction of houses for workers on Crown land, appropriated under...Read more about "State housing in Nelson"...
*Daffodil Day - supporting 'our boys'* Spending Christmas 1915 in the trenches of World War I was made cheerier for Nelson soldiers after Provincial spring fundraising efforts, and the...Read more about "Daffodil Day"...
James Marsden and his Isel Farm
At the age of 34 years, James Marsden inherited Isel estate[nelson-isel-house/], a 930-acre property laid out by his father, Thomas Marsden, who died in a carriage accident in 1876. ...Read more about "James Marsden and his Isel Farm"...
Seasonal Workers in 20th Century Motueka
Motueka has long been a highly productive agricultural region, with a focus on tobacco, hops and apples. The region has often struggled to meet the demand for labour, particularly...Read more about "Seasonal Workers in 20th Century Motueka"...
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