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The Execution of the Maungatapu Murderers
Nelson's First Hanging At 8.30am, on Friday 5 October, 1866, the twang of three hangmen's ropes brought an end to the grisliest episode in Nelson's early European history. The...Read more about "The Execution of the Maungatapu Murderers"...
Background Antonio Wett was an early resident of Nelson, arriving there in about 1866. In the following 44 years, until his death in 1910, he married, had a family...Read more about "Antonio Wett"...
Jens Hansen Jens Hansen. Photo by Mr Jan Zeman (supplied by the Hansen family) Click image to enlarge “Nihil sine labore" was the Latin motto inscribed on the road sign outside...Read more about "Jens Hansen"...
Cricket in the Colonies
International cricket came to Nelson on January 4, 2014, when the Black Caps took on the West Indies in a one-day international - New Zealand winning by 58...Read more about "Cricket in the Colonies"...
Picton and World War II
On 3 September 1939 New Zealand declared its involvement in a war that had begun in Europe. New Zealand was one of the first countries to join the...Read more about "Picton and World War II"...
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