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After pressure from local women and governors, Nelson College for Girls opened its gates on Friday, February 2, 1883. At the time there were only two other state...Read more about "Kate Edger "...
New Zealand’s first game of rugby
The crowd of Nelsonians gathered at The Botanics one May day in 1870 had no idea that they were witnessing the birth of a New Zealand tradition, rugby..... ...Read more about "New Zealand’s first game of rugby"...
Nelson College - a boys' eye view
There was much speculation amongst the boys when word got out in 1881 that Nelson College’s governors were considering establishing a ‘Ladies College’. “This has caused quite a flutter...Read more about "Nelson College - a boys' eye view"...
Bessie Te Wenerau Grace, educational leader
Bessie Te Wenerau Grace, 1889-1944, was the first Māori woman to receive a degree from a university. Bessie Grace Bessie Grace. Image supplied by author In the first half...Read more about "Bessie Te Wenerau Grace, educational leader"...
Regular users of the Nelson Railway line (closed since the 1950's) included Nelson secondary school students from Stoke, Richmond and the countryside. They were called “school bugs”, named for their on-board...Read more about "School Bugs"...
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