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Stoke resident Kevin Hoult rode the train into Nelson College from Belgrove between 1942 and 1945. After finishing college he worked as a paperboy for the railroad. On...Read more about "Railway Memories"...
Cyril Spear's Words of War
The diaries of a Nelson Evening Mail journalist provide some of the most compelling accounts of World War I to be written by a Nelson soldier. Cyril Saunderson Spear...Read more about "Cyril Spear's Words of War"...
Those were the days, the days of the matinee It was the immediate post war years and Saturday matinees were all the rage with our generation of kids....Read more about "Nelson Matinee"...
The Collingwood fire of 1904
Collingwood, once a booming gold town and, as Gibbstown, mooted as the nation's capital in the 1850's, was virtually destroyed by fire in 1904. November 7, 1904, was a...Read more about "The Collingwood fire of 1904"...
*Wakapuaka *Over the years the spelling of this area has altered between Whakapuaka and Wakapuaka, as has the pronunciation, depending upon changing dialects. The name originates from the legendary explorer...Read more about "Wakapuaka Cemetery"...
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