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The 1884 plague of rats
[admin/pages/]Early settlers in the Nelson Province faced many challenges. One of these was the rat problem – which exploded to plague proportions in 1884. PolynesianRatNZ Illustration of Polynesian Rat, Rattus...Read more about "The 1884 plague of rats"...
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"...
The Nelson Railway
Despite more than 80 years of drive and determination on the part of Nelsonians to work towards a railway that would end their isolation from the rest of...Read more about "The Nelson Railway…to Nowhere"...
Wreck of the Fifeshire
The Fifeshire was one of the first New Zealand Company immigrant ships to arrive in the Nelson region; on its maiden voyage from London it carried 159 immigrants...Read more about "Wreck of the Fifeshire 1842"...
Slavery in Colonial Times
As in many other cultures, slavery was a key element of Maori society. Mokai were usually spoils of war, condemned to lives of drudgery, danger, heavy physical work and...Read more about "Slavery in Colonial Times"...
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