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Fairfield House and garden
The spirit of a gardener made early marks on the land at the top of Trafalgar Street, on Sections 1089 and 1089a. Settler Neil MacVicar, upon receipt of...Read more about "Fairfield House and garden"...
James Marsden and his Isel Farm
At the age of 34 years, James Marsden inherited Isel estate[nelson-isel-house/], a 930-acre property laid out by his father, Thomas Marsden, who died in a carriage accident in 1876. ...Read more about "James Marsden and his Isel Farm"...
The story behind the name When Edward Bisley subdivided the Tahunanui hillside in the 1920s, Nelson’s Leonard Day built many of the new homes. Among his houses were those...Read more about "Day's Track"...
Construction of Rocks Road
*Rocky Road to Completion* WhenFrederick Tuckett[frederick-tuckett/], the chief surveyor of the New Zealand Company[new-zealand-company/]was setting out the plan for Nelson, the only viable access to the farmlands of the Waimea...Read more about "Construction of Rocks Road"...
Nelson essentials - water and sewage
‘Bright pure water’ and sewage New Zealand’s early cities reeked of rotting rubbish, dead animals and excrement, and water sources were often contaminated. By contrast, Māori settlements were hygienic, with special sites for toilets and for dumping rubbish, and...Read more about "Nelson essentials - water and sewage"...