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Thomas Nelson Neal
Thomas Nelson Neal was born in Nelson, New Zealand on the 29th of November, 1842 to William and Amelia Neal (nee Matthews). William had came out on the...Read more about "Thomas Nelson Neal"...
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"...
Fairweather and Sons of Scott Street.
William Fairweather[http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-Cyc05Cycl-t1-body1-d2-d21-d13.html] was born in Scotland to John and Isabella in about 1842. He came out to New Zealand in 1876 on the Rangitiki[http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-Bre01Whit-t1-body-d169.html] with his wife Christina McKay and daughter...Read more about "Fairweather and Sons of Scott Street."...
The Neal Canoe1902
In 1902, while whaling along Rarangi Beach, Edward Neal spied a long, overturned canoe somewhere along the beach. He returned with a team of horses and dragged the...Read more about "The Neal Canoe 1902"...
Spring Grove School
Spring Grove School and the TeeTotal Goats In 1845, when Brightwater was still part of Spring Grove, there were a growing number of pākeha families settling on Section 34,...Read more about "Spring Grove School"...