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Nelson's orphanages and children's homes
The Nelson region has supported homes for children since the 19th Century. Details and research resources about these institutions have been provided at the end of this story. Each institution has...Read more about "Nelson's orphanages and children's homes"...
2016- Tasman District Councillor Anne Turley Anne Turley In 2016, a few weeks before the local body elections, I was approached to stand for Tasman District Council. Initially I was surprised...Read more about "Anne Turley"...
Nelson becomes a City
Nelson became a city in 1859, an event which has been seen as a significant cause for celebration as centenary and 150 year events by the Council and...Read more about "Nelson becomes a City"...
Searching for Metapere
It is now more than 15 years since Kate Mitchell published an account of the search for a Māori tupuna in the family, who turned out to be...Read more about "Searching for Metapere"...
Brightwater's School for Girls - 1880-1889
In the late 1870s the population of Brightwater grew very quickly. Schools in the area included Spring Grove School and River Terrace School. Both schools were very overcrowded and...Read more about "Brightwater's School for Girls - 1880-1889"...
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