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Stories about the way people have lived in the top of the South: stories about iwi and the land, colonial settlement, governance, different communities, education, housing, health and more. See...Read more about "Society"...
Stories from Schools
Your Stories from Schools The following stories, which are themed in the Your Story section of the site, have been contributed by regional school students. These stories have been lightly edited, with...Read more about "Stories from Schools"...
Dutch Settlement in Nelson
The 1950s Dutch migrants have been called a ‘lost generation[http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/dutch/page-3]', scarred by the disruptions and trauma of economic depression and military occupation in the Netherlands. On reaching their adopted country,...Read more about "Dutch Settlement in Nelson"...
Demon drink in Nelson
Early Nelson was well served with public houses, despite the vigorous agitation for abstinence by the Temperance Movement. Patrons often had to travel long distances over difficult terrain and,...Read more about "Demon drink in Nelson"...
The first library in Golden Bay / Mohua appears to have been the Motupipi Library, housed in the original school in the township of Clifton. Although accounts for...Read more about "Motupipi Library"...
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