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Colonial Summers While family and friends back ‘home' spent the Christmas/New Year period engaged in traditional cold weather activities, Nelson's earliest European settlers found the colonial holiday period to be...Read more about "Colonial Summers"...
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 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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