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Whekenui Leading Lights
One of the sites recently added to the Marlborough District Council’s Heritage Register is the Tory Channel Leading Lights, plus a former oil store, at Whekenui (part of Okukari...Read more about "Whekenui Leading Lights"...
Ernest Rutherford's early life
Ernest, known as Ern within the family, was born at Spring Grove, near Brightwater in rural Nelson, on 30 August 1871. He was the fourth of twelve children by his...Read more about "Ernest Rutherford's early life"...
Esteemed writer calls Nelson home Maurice Gee was once described by Britain’s Sunday Times as ‘one of the finest writers at work, not only in New Zealand…but in the...Read more about "Maurice Gee"...
Gold was known in the Wangapeka district from the late 1850s.1 However, although an award was paid in 1861 to prospectors for the discovery of gold in the area,...Read more about "Wangapeka Gold"...
The Collingwood fire of 1904
Collingwood, once a booming gold town and, as Gibbstown, mooted as the nation's capital in the 1850's, was virtually destroyed by fire in 1904. November 7, 1904, was a...Read more about "The Collingwood fire of 1904"...
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