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Early Nelson had no shortage of medical men, but providing medical buildings was much more difficult. The first hospital was a lean-to added to the side of the...Read more about "Cottage Hospital"...
Anzac Park and its surroundings
Anzac Park, originally known as Milton's Acre, has changed considerably over time, largely because of land reclamation. Milton's Acre - A Ship's Anchor Acre Nelson from Matangi Awhio,...Read more about "Anzac Park and its surroundings"...
Capt William Tinney
Capt William Tinney (1860 - 1930) Nelson seaman and Patea Harbour Master Captain William Tinney, was born in London, in May, 1860 , son of Fredrick Tinney. While working...Read more about "Capt William Tinney"...
Construction of Rocks Road
*Rocky Road to Completion* WhenFrederick Tuckett[frederick-tuckett/], the chief surveyor of the New Zealand Company[new-zealand-company/]was setting out the plan for Nelson, the only viable access to the farmlands of the Waimea...Read more about "Construction of Rocks Road"...
Stranding of the Hawea
Imagine the drama there would be today if a ship ran aground on Rocks Road. Hawea, 1886, aground in Nelson The Union Company steamer, Hawea aground on the...Read more about "Stranding of the Hawea"...
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