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New Zealand’s first game of rugby
The crowd of Nelsonians gathered at The Botanics one May day in 1870 had no idea that they were witnessing the birth of a New Zealand tradition, rugby..... ...Read more about "New Zealand’s first game of rugby"...
*History of the house * Dignitaries, eminent scientists and many more, have passed through the doors of Fellworth House since it was built in 1876. The opulent 620 square metre...Read more about "Fellworth House"...
Matangi Āwhio - Auckland Point
Matangi Āwhio or Auckland Point has a long history of occupation dating back to 1450, when the tupuna (ancestor) Pohea established it as a pā (fortified settlement) and, according to...Read more about "Matangi Āwhio - Auckland Point"...
The Nelson Railway
Despite more than 80 years of drive and determination on the part of Nelsonians to work towards a railway that would end their isolation from the rest of...Read more about "The Nelson Railway…to Nowhere"...
Matthew Campbell is typical of many of the early Nelson immigrants. He flourished in the egalitarian colonial society he settled in, and was instrumental in laying the foundation of...Read more about "Matthew Campbell 1815-1883"...
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