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St Mary's convent
*Our once fine French edifice 1* The Convent of the Immaculate Conception sat at the top of the Manuka Street hill from 1892 to 1983. It was a...Read more about "St Mary's convent"...
Mary Isoline Watson, wandering washerwoman
Mary Watson, 1906-1968, married at an early age and settled on a farm at Seddon. Here she became Marlborough's first woman motor cycle rider. mary watson Mary Watson. Image supplied...Read more about "Mary Isoline Watson, wandering washerwoman"...
Takaka's First Library
On 7th June 1869 the Nelson Evening Mail carried a notice that the ship Icon from London was carrying one case bound for the Takaka Public Library(1). Where this library was...Read more about "Takaka's First Library"...
Nelson School of Music
A Unique Vision When Nelson's European settlers wanted music, they had to make it themselves. By 1852, the small Nelson community, then numbering more than 2000, had formed a...Read more about "Nelson School of Music"...
1918 Influenza pandemic in Nelson
The 1918 influenza pandemic has been called "the world's biggest disaster of the twentieth century"1, and its lessons continue to be significant. The outbreak killed more people than World...Read more about "1918 Influenza pandemic in Nelson"...
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