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St Marys Catholic Church Nelson
The first Catholic Mass in Nelson was held in May 1844. The Church’s first chapel was built on Sion Hill (now Shelbourne Street) at a cost of £40. In...Read more about "St Marys Catholic Church Nelson"...
FRANK, Rosaline (1864-1954) Rosaline Margaret Frank (or Rose Frank) was one of New Zealand's first professional women photographers, and the first in Nelson. She was born on 21 December...Read more about "Pioneering women artists"...
Battle of the Somme
Nelson and the Battle of the Somme The Battle of the Somme, fought in northern France, was one of the bloodiest of World War One. For five months,...Read more about "Nelson troops at the Battle of the Somme"...
Getting established in Marlborough
Marlborough’s first decades after European colonisation were rather rocky. The Wairau Affray[sitetree_link,id=467] in 1843 badly frightened potential colonists to the Wairau. Strong earthquakes[sitetree_link,id=749] in 1848 and 1855 and severe flooding[sitetree_link,id=249] showed...Read more about "Getting established in Marlborough"...
Spring Grove School
Spring Grove School and the TeeTotal Goats In 1845, when Brightwater was still part of Spring Grove, there were a growing number of pākeha families settling on Section 34,...Read more about "Spring Grove School"...
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