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Robert Ellis and Brightwater's electricity
Ellis Street in Brightwater is named after Robert (Bobby) Ellis "a man of considerable mechanical ingenuity and business acumen”. Bobby was responsible for the first electrical streetlights in the...Read more about "Robert Ellis and Brightwater's electricity"...
Captain Arthur Wakefield (1799-1843) was regarded as a fine naval officer and after retiring early from the Royal Navy, became resident agent of the new Nelson settlement. He was...Read more about "Captain Arthur Wakefield"...
Isaac Jacobsen - colonial Nelson architect and builder
Isaac Jacobsen, a man described as one of Nelson's early unsung heroes, was the subject of a meeting of the Nelson Historical Society in August 2012. Jane Baird of...Read more about "Isaac Jacobsen - colonial Nelson architect and builder"...
School Daze! My first foray into education was brief - an hour in fact. Noleen Burton, April 2009 Noleen Burton, April 2009 Born in 1937 in Blenheim, but living...Read more about "School Daze!"...
Dr Thomas Renwick
A busy settler in early Marlborough and Nelson Dr Thomas Renwick was born in Dumfries, Scotland in 1818, trained as a doctor in Edinburgh and undertook a voyage...Read more about "Dr Thomas Renwick"...
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