George and Susan Landon-Lane
George and Susan Landon-Lane lived for much of their married life in New Zealand. The story of their earlier lives in England is an interesting one. George and Susan...Read more about "George and Susan Landon-Lane "...
Edward Laney the baker and his daughter Ann
In the early years of Nelson life was tough for all. Days were long and hard for the settlers trying to build a town and a new and...Read more about "Edward Laney the baker and his daughter Ann"...
Young Eric Rennell
Joseph (Teddy) and Elizabeth Rennell lived in the Wairau Valley for most of their married lives. Teddy was a farmer and musterer who had come over to Marlborough...Read more about "Young Eric Rennell"...
“At 3 am the Collingwood Institute and Library ... burned down, nothing being saved. The Institute was an old building but the Library is a new one, and...Read more about "Collingwood Library"...
Takaka's First Library
On 7th June 1869 the Nelson Evening Mail carried a notice that the ship Icon from London was carrying one case bound for the Takaka Public Library(1). Where this library was...Read more about "Takaka's First Library"...
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