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*Seaview Cemetery, Block 24, Plot 462* Thomas born in Dublin in August 1798. He was the only son in a large Catholic family and was destined for the...Read more about "Thomas Sullivan"...
*Nelson City Councillor 1974 - 1977* My time spent in Nelson was very short. We moved from Auckland in July 1970 with a 20-month old daughter and an...Read more about "Dianne Aubin "...
Robert Ellis and Brightwater's electricity
Ellis Street in Brightwater is named after Robert (Bobby) Ellis "a man of considerable mechanical ingenuity and business acumen”. Bobby was responsible for the first electrical streetlights in the...Read more about "Robert Ellis and Brightwater's electricity"...
Place names of Nelson
When we stroll around the streets of Nelson, it is difficult to imagine what they would have been like 160 years ago. The worn down tracks which have...Read more about "Place names of Nelson"...
Croquet in Nelson
Croquet was introduced to the Nelson area by the German immigrants[sitetree_link,id=65] who arrived on the Saint Pauli[http://www.nelsonmuseum.co.nz/early-settlers/voyageDetails.aspx?voyageid=42] and settled in the Moutere district. Croquet became the accepted pastime of colonists...Read more about "Croquet in Nelson"...
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