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The Nelson Bank
*Nelson led the way with its own money* A One Pound note of the ‘Nelson Bank' of Morrison and Sclander dated 1 July 1851. The reverse of...Read more about "The Nelson Bank"...
Elliott Street heritage precinct
Elliott Street in Nelson is one of the earliest, and most complete examples, of state housing in New Zealand. The special heritage area includes homes that date from the 1860s...Read more about "Elliott Street heritage precinct"...
Colonial furniture makers in Nelson
Furniture for a colonial life The colonial settlement of Nelson was among the first in New Zealand to establish a furniture making industry and examples of colonial furniture from...Read more about "Colonial furniture makers in Nelson"...
Nelson's Signal Station and the Time Gun
Britannia Heights in Nelson was once known as Signal Hill. The Songer tree[sitetree_link,id=579], a Sequoiadendron giganteum, now marks the site from which the state of the tide was signalled to incoming vessels and the...Read more about "Nelson's Signal Station and the Time Gun"...
Sardines, pilchards, herring – the famous ‘Picton Bloaters’ were variously called all of these names. From earliest settlement there were huge seasonal shoals of them in Queen Charlotte Sound,...Read more about "Picton Bloaters"...
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