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The Execution of the Maungatapu Murderers
Nelson's First Hanging At 8.30am, on Friday 5 October, 1866, the twang of three hangmen's ropes brought an end to the grisliest episode in Nelson's early European history. The...Read more about "The Execution of the Maungatapu Murderers"...
The trial of the notorious Burgess gang caused a sensation in the small town of Nelson in 1866. Murder was a rare crime and this one involved not...Read more about "Maungatapu Murders - The notorious Burgess Gang"...
Sergeant John Nash
The Police Act 1886 established New Zealand's first national, civil, police force. Sergeant John Nash of Nelson was the first non-commissioned member appointed to this Force on 1 September...Read more about "Sergeant John Nash"...