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Motueka and early settlement
Around 1839-1840, the Ngāti Rārua and Te Ātiawa people living in the Motueka region heard that a European settlement was likely to be established there and realised this offered ...Read more about "Motueka and early settlement"...
Colonial furniture makers in Nelson
Furniture for a colonial life The colonial settlement of Nelson was among the first in New Zealand to establish a furniture making industry and examples of colonial furniture from...Read more about "Colonial furniture makers in Nelson"...
How Brightwater got its name
"Bright water for me" According to some sources, Brightwater was named after the bright, clear waters of the Wairoa River. In part this may be true, but it seems...Read more about "How Brightwater got its name"...
Nelson College for Girls
Secondary education for Nelson’s girls took a while While Nelson’s pioneering fathers (and no doubt mothers) supported the idea of college education for girls, it was to be 27...Read more about "Nelson College for Girls"...
Nelson's WWI Red Cross Flag
At 2.5m long and almost 1.5m high, an enormous flag - roughly the size of a king-sized sheet – was created during WWI to raise money for Nelson...Read more about "Nelson's WWI Red Cross Flag"...
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