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The trial of the notorious Burgess gang caused a sensation in the small town of Nelson in 1866. Murder was a rare crime and this one involved not...Read more about "Maungatapu Murders - The notorious Burgess Gang"...
Dr. Hubert Oscar Washbourn
Dr Washbourn and the Washbourn Memorial Gates Dr Hubert Oscar Washbourn, known by family as Pete, arrived in Richmond in 1919 and during this year he bought Hillcrest Private...Read more about "Dr. Hubert Oscar Washbourn"...
Early settlers did not fully understand the hazards posed by New Zealand waterways and death by drowning came to be known as 'the New Zealand death'.1 A role in...Read more about "Maori Rescues"...
Rakaia and the Cut
Cutting a Swathe SS Rakaia entering harbour April 19, 09 SS Rakaia entering harbour April 1909 . The Nelson Provincial Museum, Print Collection: 308041 Click image to enlarge Nelson...Read more about "Rakaia and the Cut"...
The Execution of the Maungatapu Murderers
Nelson's First Hanging At 8.30am, on Friday 5 October, 1866, the twang of three hangmen's ropes brought an end to the grisliest episode in Nelson's early European history. The...Read more about "The Execution of the Maungatapu Murderers"...
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