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Nelson Street Names
When the first settlers arrived in Nelson in 1841 under theWakefield Company settlement plan[new-zealand-company/], the first committee they set up was the street naming committee. Unfortunately it proved a...Read more about "Nelson Street Names"...
The Picton volunteers
In early Pakeha settlement, the tradition of a voluntary military service was carried over from England, and a Volunteer Corps[http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-Cyc02Cycl-t1-body1-d1-d19-d7.html] was formed in New Zealand, mainly because of the perceived threat...Read more about "The Picton volunteers"...
With New Zealand troops away in Africa fighting in the Second Boer War (1899-1902) the citizens of Nelson gave a particularly enthusiastic welcome to a contingent from the Indian...Read more about "RIMS Dalhousie"...
*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"...
Nelson's Church Steps
*The Church Steps - centre of the community* "Meet you at the church steps" is often heard in Nelson and the steps, from the bottom of Trafalgar Square...Read more about "Nelson's Church Steps"...