John Waring Saxton
Diarist and settler John Saxton, his wife Priscilla, five children and other family members (including his brother the Rev. Charles Saxton) arrived in Nelson Haven on the Clifford on 11...Read more about "John Waring Saxton 1807-1866"...
Marlborough's wine story
The expansion of Marlborough's wine industry over the past three decades has changed the face of the province, but even the earliest European settlers saw the potential of...Read more about "Marlborough's wine story"...
John Sylvanus Cotterell
Surveyor, settler, explorer If John Cotterell had not been killed, in the Wairau Affray, at the tender age of 23, it is likely he would have become a...Read more about "John Sylvanus Cotterell 1819-1843"...
Plumbing in Collingwood
Language changing with technology is not new! Collingwood - early 1900's Collingwood - early 1900's, Nelson Provincial Museum,Tyree Studio Collection, T 178059/3Click image to enlarge In the mid...Read more about "Plumbing in Collingwood"...
John Kidson 1808-1875
Gardener, Nelson settler, participant in Wairau Affray and New Zealand Company agitator John and Amelia Kidson both had secure jobs in England - he was a gardener at the...Read more about "John Kidson (senior) 1808-1875"...
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