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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"...
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"...
*Ngawhatu Hospital… Home or nightmare?* Ngawhatu Valley was the site of an orphanage industrial school, and later a psychiatric hospital. St Mary's Orphanage[st-marys-boys-cemetery/] operated from 1886-1919. Ngawhatu Psychiatric Hospital operated...Read more about "Ngawhatu Hospital"...
Joy Cowley with cod. c.2000. Picture from http://www.joycowley.com/Click image to enlarge It's raining in the Marlborough Sounds after weeks of hot dry weather and New Zealand's favourite grandma of children's...Read more about "Joy Cowley - author"...
How James Wynen ended up in a Nelson hotel where he died in 1866 is a mystery.1 But the story of the ‘decent and respectable native of the...Read more about "James Wynen"...
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