Aniseed Valley Copper
The discovery of an outcrop of copper ore in the upper Aniseed Valley by Fred Stratford in 1881 led to the development of an industry that saw a...Read more about "Aniseed Valley Copper"...
Immigration Stories These stories were produced in response to the Appo Hocton (Feb-Apr 2010) exhibition at the Nelson Provincial Museum, as part of a Museum education programme on the immigration experience. The...Read more about "Immigration Stories"...
Running a transport service in the days when unformed roads wormed their ways through virgin bush up steep hillsides and across rivers and mountain creeks tested man and...Read more about "Newman Brothers"...
Stranding of the Hawea
Imagine the drama there would be today if a ship ran aground on Rocks Road. Hawea, 1886, aground in Nelson The Union Company steamer, Hawea aground on the...Read more about "Stranding of the Hawea"...
The scandalous Chieftain
In the days when Nelson was more like a remote English village than a real New Zealand town, the settlers got pretty excited over the arrival of a...Read more about "The scandalous Chieftain"...
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