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Douglas William Batt
Uncle Dick's Story-October 1915-March 1916 Douglas Batt as soldier 002 Douglas William Batt 1915. Photo courtesy John Douglas William Batt It was a little over a month after his...Read more about "Douglas William Batt"...
Esther Mary White
Esther White, 1883-1959, was a Quaker philanthropist who, as the wife of Theodore Rigg[sitetree_link,id=702], settled in Nelson. Esther grew up in a Quaker family in the United States of America....Read more about "Esther Mary White"...
The Mayoral Shop
The premises at 83-86 Bridge Street in Nelson were the birthplace of the mayoral ambitions of three families. The first owner Moss Davis (1847-1933), an early Nelson Jewish merchant,...Read more about "The Mayoral Shop"...
Theodore Rigg and World War One
Theodore Rigg (KBE, 1888-1972) was highly regarded as Director of the Cawthron Institute in Nelson from 1934-1956. During World War One, as a Quaker, he devoted himself to philanthropic...Read more about "Theodore Rigg and World War One"...
Taonga Pūoro or Singing Treasures
The first Polynesian settlers in Aotearoa were greeted by a noisy soundscape and a plethora of new materials for making musical instruments. Centuries later, the botanist Joseph Banks[http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/1966/banks-sir-joseph] described the...Read more about " Taonga Pūoro or Singing Treasures"...
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