The Mayoral Shop
The premises at 83-86 Bridge Street in Nelson were the birthplace of the mayoral ambitions of three families. The first owner Moss Davis (1847-1933), an early Nelson Jewish merchant,...Read more about "The Mayoral Shop"...
Theodore Rigg and World War One
Theodore Rigg (KBE, 1888-1972) was highly regarded as Director of the Cawthron Institute in Nelson from 1934-1956. During World War One, as a Quaker, he devoted himself to philanthropic...Read more about "Theodore Rigg and World War One"...
Taonga Pūoro or Singing Treasures
The first Polynesian settlers in Aotearoa were greeted by a noisy soundscape and a plethora of new materials for making musical instruments. Centuries later, the botanist Joseph Banks[http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/1966/banks-sir-joseph] described the...Read more about " Taonga Pūoro or Singing Treasures"...
From Cairo to Ngatimoti
Or Around the World in 100 Years: the WW1 postcard that lost its way Front of Hector Guy’s postcard. A. McFadgen Front of Hector Guy’s postcard. A. McFadgen Poignant...Read more about "From Cairo to Ngatimoti"...
Supporting our Boys During World War 1, the good folk of Nelson came up with many ideas related to something they did well - growing things - to raise...Read more about "Apple Day "...
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