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Brightwater's School for Girls - 1880-1889
In the late 1870s the population of Brightwater grew very quickly. Schools in the area included Spring Grove School and River Terrace School. Both schools were very overcrowded and...Read more about "Brightwater's School for Girls - 1880-1889"...
Endeavour Inlet and the Antimony Mine
Endeavour Inlet was so named by Captain James Cook after his ship Endeavour, which anchored in Queen Charlotte Sound in 1770. At the time this, and other bays...Read more about "Endeavour Inlet and the Antimony Mine"...
Literary Nelson – books and newspapers
One of the first bookshops in the country was opened in Nelson - by Charles Elliott, in August 1842. Since then bookshops have been an important feature of...Read more about "Literary Nelson – books and newspapers"...
Nelson Haven and Trafalgar cycleway
In pre-European times the Haven and the Maitai River[maitai-valley/] formed a mahinga kai or food gathering destination for Maori. Seasonal camps were occupied to gather nature’s bounty. Charles...Read more about "Nelson Haven and Trafalgar cycleway"...
Ben Crisp and the Band of Hope
Ben Crisp was a reformed drunkard who took an abstinence pledge in 1843, inspired by the sermons of teetotaller and Temperance Society leader Alfred Saunders. He was born in London, England, probably on...Read more about "Ben Crisp and the Band of Hope"...
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