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Charles Harrington Broad 1872-1959
Charles Harrington Broad, was the third of the ten children of Judge Lowther Broad and Isabella Mary (Bunny).1 He was born on 5 Oct 1872 in Nelson and...Read more about "Charles Harrington Broad 1872-1959"...
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"...
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