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Skateboarding in Nelson
Skate Boarding comes to New Zealand When Surfers made boards with wheels so they could ‘sidewalk surf’ in the USA in the 1950s, a new sport called skate boarding was...Read more about "Skateboarding in Nelson"...
Gold was known in the Wangapeka district from the late 1850s.1 However, although an award was paid in 1861 to prospectors for the discovery of gold in the area,...Read more about "Wangapeka Gold"...
Dutch Settlement in Nelson
The 1950s Dutch migrants have been called a ‘lost generation[http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/dutch/page-3]', scarred by the disruptions and trauma of economic depression and military occupation in the Netherlands. On reaching their adopted country,...Read more about "Dutch Settlement in Nelson"...
Nelson's Riverside Pool
Nelson's Municipal Pool The opening of Nelson's Municipal Pool in November 19271 by Mayor W.J Moffatt was well attended. It was a major undertaking for the Council, given the...Read more about "Nelson's Riverside Pool"...
Buxton and Company Nelson Merchants
E. Buxton & Co Merchants was an importing and exporting business, selling everything from apple trees to firearms, women's hosiery to sausage skins. The business, first opened in 1855,...Read more about "Buxton and Company Nelson Merchants"...