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How Brightwater got its name
"Bright water for me" According to some sources, Brightwater was named after the bright, clear waters of the Wairoa River. In part this may be true, but it seems...Read more about "How Brightwater got its name"...
Roding Valley waterworks
Since its official opening on the 30th October 1941, the Roding waterworks scheme has supplied water to both Nelson City and Richmond. The scheme consists of a low...Read more about "Roding Valley waterworks"...
Development of tertiary education
The first European settlers brought a desire to better themselves and their children through education and vocational training. This vision became reality through various institutions in Nelson and Marlborough,...Read more about "Development of tertiary education"...
George Cannon McMurtry
*George **(Randall) **Cannon McMurtry and Templemore Homestead* George was born in 1918 in Templemore Homestead, which still stands today on 126 Salisbury Road, Richmond. His grandfather, of Irish descent, came to Nelson in...Read more about "George Cannon McMurtry"...
1992-1995 Tasman District Councillor Mary Lafrentz Mary Lafrentz 22 March 1994. Nelson Provincial Museum, Nelson Mail Collection: C28826. I was approached by the late Elaine Taylor, a Waimea County Councillor and...Read more about "Mary Lafrentz"...