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Tākaka's First Library
On 7th June 1869 the Nelson Evening Mail carried a notice that the ship Icon from London was carrying one case bound for the Tākaka Public Library(1). Where this library was...Read more about "Tākaka's First Library"...
Tākaka's Second and Third Libraries
TakakaServiceCentre The Council building on Commercial Street, Tākaka. The library was housed in a dark and small office on the right hand side of the door. On 3 June...Read more about "Tākaka's Second and Third Libraries"...
Ben Crisp and the Band of Hope
Ben Crisp was a reformed drunkard who took an abstinence pledge in 1843, inspired by the sermons of teetotaller and Temperance Society leader Alfred Saunders. He was born in London, England, probably on...Read more about "Ben Crisp and the Band of Hope"...
Nelson's Botanical Reserve
The Botanical Reserve was set aside by the New Zealand Company in 1858 for public use. The area comprises two distinct parts, the playing field on the corner...Read more about "Nelson's Botanical Reserve"...
Nelson's Signal Station and the Time Gun
Britannia Heights in Nelson was once known as Signal Hill. The Songer tree[sitetree_link,id=579], a Sequoiadendron giganteum, now marks the site from which the state of the tide was signalled to incoming vessels and the...Read more about "Nelson's Signal Station and the Time Gun"...
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