*Marian Gunn – Nelson Library Manager, 1987-2001 * Born in Manhattan, schooled in rural Pennsylvania and attending university in the mid-west of the United States, Marian Gunn travelled extensively...Read more about "Marian Gunn"...
*Elma Frances Turner, M.B.E, 1904-1991* Elma Turner, known as ‘Tilly’ to close friends and family, moved to Nelson from Palmerston North when she was appointed as a geography teacher...Read more about "Elma Turner"...
Ellen, later known as Nellie, was born in Auckland on the 24th February 1876. She was the daughter of Thomas and Alice Jones. She was 32 when she...Read more about "Nellie Nightingale"...
*Jenny Hitchings, Nelson Children's Librarian, 1965-1986* Jenny Hitchings was born in Kent, England, and moved to Nelson, New Zealand, in 1965 with a background as a primary school teacher....Read more about "Jenny Hitchings"...
The Nightingale Library Memorial
The first library in Tāhunanui was housed in a cupboard at the back of the Town Hall when Tāhunanui was administered by a Town Board. By the 1930's...Read more about "The Nightingale Library Memorial"...
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