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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"...
Construction of Rocks Road
*Rocky Road to Completion* WhenFrederick Tuckett[frederick-tuckett/], the chief surveyor of the New Zealand Company[new-zealand-company/]was setting out the plan for Nelson, the only viable access to the farmlands of the Waimea...Read more about "Construction of Rocks Road"...
*Wakapuaka *Over the years the spelling of this area has altered between Whakapuaka and Wakapuaka, as has the pronunciation, depending upon changing dialects. The name originates from the legendary explorer...Read more about "Wakapuaka Cemetery"...
FRANK, Rosaline (1864-1954) Rosaline Margaret Frank (or Rose Frank) was one of New Zealand's first professional women photographers, and the first in Nelson. She was born on 21 December...Read more about "Pioneering women artists"...
Just how did a German geologist come to survey the Nelson region's mineral resources, gift a major mineral and fossil collection to the Nelson Institute and lay the...Read more about "Ferdinand Hochstetter (1829-1884)"...
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