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Protest at Kiwi Station 1955
A group of Nelson women made quite a stir when they staged a protest against the closure of the Nelson Railway line at Kiwi Station in 1955. ...Read more about "Protest at Kiwi Station 1955"...
William Brownlee (1828-1917)and Edward Baigent (1813-1892) were two of Marlborough/Nelson's most successful sawmillers. Generations of both families continued to work in the timber and forestry industries until the end...Read more about "Timber Pioneers - Brownlee and Baigent"...
Captain Arthur Wakefield (1799-1843) was regarded as a fine naval officer and after retiring early from the Royal Navy, became resident agent of the new Nelson settlement. He was...Read more about "Captain Arthur Wakefield"...
Nelson essentials - water and sewage
‘Bright pure water’ and sewage New Zealand’s early cities reeked of rotting rubbish, dead animals and excrement, and water sources were often contaminated. By contrast, Māori settlements were hygienic, with special sites for toilets and for dumping rubbish, and...Read more about "Nelson essentials - water and sewage"...
Nelson Anniversary Day
Nelson Anniversary Day The early European settlers celebrated anniversary day in fine style on various days throughout February. In fact the anniversary commemorates the arrival of the first New Zealand...Read more about "Nelson Anniversary Day"...
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