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Nelson City Council - the origins
The first Nelson Provincial Council was elected in 1853 and housed in the large Provincial Council buildings in Bridge St (near the current Nelson Courthouse) from around 1859. The...Read more about "Nelson City Council - the origins"...
Motueka and early settlement
Around 1839-1840, the Ngāti Rārua and Te Ātiawa people living in the Motueka region heard that a European settlement was likely to be established there and realised this offered ...Read more about "Motueka and early settlement"...
*Phyllis Field (nee Griffin) 1914-2007 - the early years* Phyllis was born in 1914, the youngest child of George and Caroline Griffin. Her father was manager of the Griffin...Read more about "Phyllis Field"...
The Parihaka Prophets in Nelson
In the 1860's and 1870's Taranaki Māori were troubled by Government determination to enforce European settlement of traditional lands. Promised reserves did not eventuate and, by 1866, dispossessed Māori...Read more about "The Parihaka Prophets in Nelson "...
Thomas and Sarah Roil
Thomas and Sarah Roil and five of their children from Alton, Hampshire emigrated to New Zealand on the Bolton, with 350 passengers, arriving in Nelson 15 March 1842....Read more about "Thomas and Sarah Roil"...
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