Early Nelson College
Fire, earthquake and a Nobel laureate Nelson College was established in 1856 with high hopes that Nelson would become the ‘Eton of the South’. Nelson college lithograph Nelson College. Principal's...Read more about "Early Nelson College"...
Nelson College - a boys' eye view
There was much speculation amongst the boys when word got out in 1881 that Nelson College’s governors were considering establishing a ‘Ladies College’. “This has caused quite a flutter...Read more about "Nelson College - a boys' eye view"...
From the Nelson Examiner, 23 July 1856 *Local Intelligence* OPENING OF THE WAIMEA SOUTH LITERARY INSTITUTION. On Thursday last, the first building erected in Waimea South for a Literary Institution...Read more about "Wakefield's Libraries"...
Picton Cement Works
There was a time when Picton[sitetree_link,id=195] was a busy industrial town, with the fishing industry, sardine cannery, freezing works, railway workshops, whaling station within reach, wharves serving overseas shipping,...Read more about "Picton Cement Works"...
Before the 1940s the main winter sport in Stoke was hockey and, in summer, tennis was played on the ground adjacent to the Stoke Memorial hall[sitetree_link,id=686]. Rugby football was...Read more about "Stoke Sports"...
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