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Father Antoine Marie Garin
On May 9, 1850, Father Antoine Marie Garin arrived in Nelson. During the next 40 years Father Garin would contribute hugely to the development of education in the area...Read more about "Father Antoine Marie Garin (1810-1889)"...
Skateboarding in Nelson
Skate Boarding comes to New Zealand When Surfers made boards with wheels so they could ‘sidewalk surf’ in the USA in the 1950s, a new sport called skate boarding was...Read more about "Skateboarding in Nelson"...
Captain Edward Fearon
The King of Motueka Times were turbulent when one of Motueka’s earliest Pakeha pioneers arrived to take up his newly-bought block of land. Edward Fearon had barely pitched his...Read more about "Captain Edward Fearon"...
Aniseed Valley Copper
The discovery of an outcrop of copper ore in the upper Aniseed Valley by Fred Stratford in 1881 led to the development of an industry that saw a...Read more about "Aniseed Valley Copper"...
Nelson Refinery and Tobacco
The Nelson Refinery, currently the ArtSpace[#ArtSpace], was once the home of the Nelson Tobacco Company. New Zealand Tobacco Company In 1910 Gerhard Husheer[http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/4h38/husheer-johann-gerhard] emigrated to New Zealand to attempt to establish...Read more about "Nelson Refinery and Tobacco"...