Symons Memorial Explosion
The Symons memorial, depicted on this page in the 1880's, was an ornate structure at the junction of Hardy and Trafalgar Streets. It was destroyed in 1906 by...Read more about "Symons Memorial Explosion"...
F. G. Gibbs' life never lacked adventure, drama and determination and, as Gibbs enthusiast Nigel Costley writes, Nelson would have been much poorer without him. F.G. Gibbs F...Read more about "Fred Gibbs"...
Rakaia and the Cut
Cutting a Swathe SS Rakaia entering harbour April 19, 09 SS Rakaia entering harbour April 1909 . The Nelson Provincial Museum, Print Collection: 308041 Click image to enlarge Nelson...Read more about "Rakaia and the Cut"...
Starting school in Hauwai
In October 1941 when I was due to start my schooling, we lived at Hauwai, a tiny settlement beside the railway station of that name, on the south...Read more about "Starting school in Hauwai"...
The Brownlees enterprise
William Brownlee, and later his son John's, sawmilling enterprise was far more of a struggle than most reports suggest. The Brownlee family, with a number of close relatives, who...Read more about "The Brownlees enterprise"...
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