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George Lawrence and the elephants of Wakefield The Waimea South Historical Society was recently gifted two intriguing photographs, of elephants bathing in the Wai-iti River and penned beside the...Read more about "George Lawrence"...
Lily Robertson and the Lighthouse
My Life by Lily Robertson (1878-1956) Nelson Lighthouse Excerpt from the Lighthouse by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, from Lily's diary. Click image to enlarge My birthplace was at the home of...Read more about "Lily Robertson and the Lighthouse"...
Background Antonio Wett was an early resident of Nelson, arriving there in about 1866. In the following 44 years, until his death in 1910, he married, had a family...Read more about "Antonio Wett"...
Millers Acre, sits beside the Maitai River[maitai-valley/] and is in the heart of, what is now, Nelson City. It has been put to a number of uses over the...Read more about "Millers Acre or Taha o te Awa"...
*Ngawhatu Hospital… Home or nightmare?* Ngawhatu Valley was the site of an orphanage industrial school, and later a psychiatric hospital. St Mary's Orphanage[st-marys-boys-cemetery/] operated from 1886-1919. Ngawhatu Psychiatric Hospital operated...Read more about "Ngawhatu Hospital"...
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