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Millers Acre, sits beside the Maitai River[maitai-valley/] and is in the heart of, what is now, Nelson City. It has been put to a number of uses over the...Read more about "Millers Acre or Taha o te Awa"...
Maori heritage The earliest human footprints across the Mahitahi floodplain, upon which Nelson City now sits, belong to the tangata whenua and manawhenua tribes of Whakatu[whats-in-a-name-wakatu-or-whakatu/]. What is now Alton Street...Read more about "Alton Street"...
Walter and Elizabeth Blommaart
*Walter Joseph and Elizabeth Ella Blommaart nee Thomas* Seaview Cemetery, Block 30, Plot 594 Walter Blommaart was the child of Joseph and Clara, nee Ashby, who married in 1878.1...Read more about "Walter and Elizabeth Blommaart"...
The Rise of the Motor Vehicle in Richmond
In 1923, John Warring (known as Jack) opened a bicycle shop near Queen Street’s intersection with Gladstone Road. Just three years later the growing popularity of motor vehicles led...Read more about "The Rise of the Motor Vehicle in Richmond"...
Blenheim and Picton Borough Councils- the early years
Following the separation of Marlborough from Nelson in 1859, the region found itself with no funds, no local taxes and frequent flooding washing away infrastructure. It was to...Read more about "Blenheim and Picton Borough Councils - the early years"...
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