Motueka and early settlement
Around 1839-1840, the Ngati Rarua and Te Ātiawa people living in the Motueka region heard that a European settlement was likely to be established there and realised this offered ...Read more about "Motueka and early settlement"...
Marlborough's first newspaper
Timothy Millington and George Coward, two Englishmen who came to Marlborough via Australia and Nelson, started the Marlborough Province’s first newspaper in Blenheim, or the Beaver, on 6 January...Read more about "Marlborough's first newspaper"...
*Bryce Jones - Nelson City Librarian, 1955-86* Bryce Jones (G.M.B. Jones) played a pivotal role in shaping the Nelson Public Libraries[nelson-public-libraries/] as we know them today, overseeing the transition...Read more about "Bryce Jones"...
Protecting Nelson Haven
Public pressure and commonsense saved Nelson Haven A large part of Nelson Haven might have been ‘a place of sprawling ribbon development’ on reclaimed land at Wakapuaka, if a...Read more about "Protecting Nelson Haven"...
*Marian Gunn – Nelson Library Manager, 1987-2001 * Born in Manhattan, schooled in rural Pennsylvania and attending university in the mid-west of the United States, Marian Gunn travelled extensively...Read more about "Marian Gunn"...
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