The Collingwood fire of 1904
Collingwood, once a booming gold town and, as Gibbstown, mooted as the nation's capital in the 1850's, was virtually destroyed by fire in 1904. November 7, 1904, was a...Read more about "The Collingwood fire of 1904"...
*Wakapuaka *Over the years the spelling of this area has altered between Whakapuaka and Wakapuaka, as has the pronunciation, depending upon changing dialects. The name originates from the legendary explorer...Read more about "Wakapuaka Cemetery"...
Nelson Literary Scientific and Philosophic Institute
*Nelson's Institute of Culture and Learning* "The finest libraries in the Dominion should be like fresh air and sunlight and education - free to everyone"; said Nelson's mayor, T.A.H....Read more about "Nelson Literary Scientific and Philosophic Institute"...
Early Mailboats in the Sounds
In the past, as today, people living in the Sounds required a postal service. Picton had a mail service from Wellington as early as 1856, the first Postmaster...Read more about "Early Mailboats in the Sounds"...
Nelson Haven, Trafalgar cycleway and the Atawhai Landfill
In pre-European times the Haven and the Maitai River[maitai-valley/] formed a mahinga kai or food gathering destination for Māori. Seasonal camps were occupied to gather nature’s bounty. Charles...Read more about "Nelson Haven, Trafalgar cycleway and the Atawhai Landfill"...
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