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Dr. Hubert Oscar Washbourn
Dr Washbourn and the Washbourn Memorial Gates Dr Hubert Oscar Washbourn, known by family as Pete, arrived in Richmond in 1919 and during this year he bought Hillcrest Private...Read more about "Dr. Hubert Oscar Washbourn"...
Takaka's Second and Third Libraries
TakakaServiceCentre The Council building on Commercial Street, Tākaka. The library was housed in a dark and small office on the right hand side of the door. On 3 June...Read more about "Takaka's Second and Third Libraries"...
Nelson Public Libraries
The Nelson Public Libraries as we know them today consist of the Elma Turner Library[http://www.nelsonpubliclibraries.co.nz/library/opening-hours/elma-turner-library/], Nightingale Memorial Library[sitetree_link,id=440] and Stoke Library[sitetree_link,id=779]. The Library was one of the first to be established in...Read more about "Nelson Public Libraries"...
The 1884 plague of rats
[admin/pages/]Early settlers in the Nelson Province faced many challenges. One of these was the rat problem – which exploded to plague proportions in 1884. PolynesianRatNZ Illustration of Polynesian Rat, Rattus...Read more about "The 1884 plague of rats"...
Theodore Rigg and World War One
Theodore Rigg (KBE, 1888-1972) was highly regarded as Director of the Cawthron Institute in Nelson from 1934-1956. During World War One, as a Quaker, he devoted himself to philanthropic...Read more about "Theodore Rigg and World War One"...
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