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  • RIMS Dalhousie

    With New Zealand troops away in Africa fighting in the Second Boer War (1899-1902) the citizens of Nelson gave a particularly enthusiastic welcome to a contingent from the Indian...

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  • Annette Milligan

    In 2014 Nelson Youth Council[sitetree_link,id=545] conducted a series of interviews for Heritage Week 2015. They spoke with people involved in areas of health and medicine and this is one...

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  • Old Folks Hall Nelson

    A well-used landmark of Nelson is the modest building beside the Trafalgar bridge with floor to ceiling windows  overlooking the Maitai River. Constructed in the 1956, the hall was...

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  • Joseph Ward

    Diarist, runholder, forthright politician Born in Staffordshire in 1817, Joseph Ward[https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1w7/ward-joseph] arrived in Nelson in December 1842 with his parents-in-law Henry and Mary Redwood[sitetree_link,id=748]. He had married his cousin Martha, prior...

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  • Piki mai

    The hilltop overlooking Whakatü is known to Mäori as Pikimai, which translates as ‘climb hither'. Piki mai was a staging point for the pakohe[pakohe-argillite/] (argillite) industry, the nearest quarries...

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