Early colonial life in Nelson
Nelson’s early Europeans Who were the first European colonists to Nelson? What kind of people were they? They were tough and inventive. Nelson’s first European houses were often built from...Read more about "Early colonial life in Nelson"...
Nelson essentials - water and sewage
‘Bright pure water’ and sewage New Zealand’s early cities reeked of rotting rubbish, dead animals and excrement, and water sources were often contaminated. By contrast, Māori settlements were hygienic, with special sites for toilets and for dumping rubbish, and...Read more about "Nelson essentials - water and sewage"...
Nayland College - daring to be different
Daring to be Different Stoke’s co-educational Nayland College was established in 1966 in the shadow of the long and highly respected history and traditions of the Nelson’ city’s single...Read more about "Nayland College - daring to be different"...
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"...
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