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Golden Bay, now known for its pristine coastline and National Parks, was once home to a wide range of industries, many of which have now gone. The Tarakohe...Read more about "Tarakohe Cement"...
Frederick Nelson Jones
Frederick Nelson Jones could not stand to remain idle, whether photographing life in Nelson, restoring music boxes or creating Pixietowns, he was always finding something to do. It is easy...Read more about "Frederick Nelson Jones"...
Orchards of the Nelson region
*Stoke Orchards* Stoke once had orchards everywhere, with hawthorn or occasionally gorse or macrocarpa hedges on the boundaries. The population was sparse, so everyone knew everyone. Geoffrey Gates who lived...Read more about "Orchards of the Nelson region"...
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"...
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"...
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