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The story behind the name When Edward Bisley subdivided the Tahunanui hillside in the 1920s, Nelson’s Leonard Day built many of the new homes. Among his houses were those...Read more about "Day's Track"...
"In the month of April, 1864, Nelson was aroused from the most depressed commercial state....to the glittering prospects of a well-paying goldfield...situated in the Province of Marlborough," reported Lucas's...Read more about "Wakamarina Gold"...
Nelson becomes a City
Nelson became a city in 1859, an event which has been seen as a significant cause for celebration as centenary and 150 year events by the Council and...Read more about "Nelson becomes a City"...
Running a transport service in the days when unformed roads wormed their ways through virgin bush up steep hillsides and across rivers and mountain creeks tested man and...Read more about "Newman Brothers"...
Samuel Kirkpatrick and the Canning Factory
Samuel Kirkpatrick (1854-1925) grew up in Ireland, was educated in Liverpool and emigrated to California, where he worked in the wholesale tea business and fruit processing factories. In January...Read more about "Samuel Kirkpatrick and the Canning Factory"...
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