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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"...
Mapua's Changing Tides
On a Sunday afternoon in the summer down at the Mapua Wharf, with teenagers and kids leaping off the wharf and parents enjoying a coffee at a nearby...Read more about "Mapua's Changing Tides"...
Blenheim and Picton Borough Councils- the early years
Following the separation of Marlborough from Nelson in 1859, the region found itself with no funds, no local taxes and frequent flooding washing away infrastructure. It was to...Read more about "Blenheim and Picton Borough Councils - the early years"...
Father Antoine Marie Garin
On May 9, 1850, Father Antoine Marie Garin arrived in Nelson. During the next 40 years Father Garin would contribute hugely to the development of education in the area...Read more about "Father Antoine Marie Garin (1810-1889)"...
Nelson's Church Steps
*The Church Steps - centre of the community* "Meet you at the church steps" is often heard in Nelson and the steps, from the bottom of Trafalgar Square...Read more about "Nelson's Church Steps"...