Trathen’s – department store shopping in Nelson The sophistication of department store shopping was introduced to Nelson by the Trathen family, whose flagship building with high, art deco windows...Read more about "Trathens Store"...
Nelson College for Girls
Secondary education for Nelson’s girls took a while While Nelson’s pioneering fathers (and no doubt mothers) supported the idea of college education for girls, it was to be 27...Read more about "Nelson College for Girls"...
John and Anne Batt
Married and Gone to New Zealand - John and Anne Batt seek a new life in Nelson in 1842 My great grandparents lived in two small adjacent villages in...Read more about "John and Anne Batt"...
Tahunanui - the school by the sands
The story of Tahunanui School mirrors the rapid development its seaside location and the nearby beach into an established community and popular summer holiday destination.1 tahuna school5 View of Tahuna from...Read more about "Tahunanui - the school by the sands"...
Battle of the Somme
Nelson and the Battle of the Somme The Battle of the Somme, fought in northern France, was one of the bloodiest of World War One. For five months,...Read more about "Nelson troops at the Battle of the Somme"...
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