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"...
Nelson's early settlement
Nelson's early history is a fascinating story, one filled with many tales of hardship endured by the early European settlers, who left their homes in England in search...Read more about "Nelson's early settlement"...
Trooper Leonard Tarrant and his Memorial
Trooper Leonard Mathews Tarrant and the Tarrant Memorial, Motueka Quay Leonard Tarrant was born 8 February 1871 to Henry Alexander Tarrant and Katherine, nee Saxon, in Brightwater. He came to...Read more about "Trooper Leonard Tarrant and his Memorial"...
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