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Branford Park lies alongside the northern banks of the cherished Maitai River close to the city of Nelson. The park has a history of conflicting rights and needs...Read more about "Branford Park"...
*Scottish town on the Wairau Plain * Scotsman, Dr Thomas Renwick, was the ship's surgeon on the Thomas Harrison, which arrived in Nelson in 1842. He bought Dumgree in the Awatere in 1848,...Read more about "Early Renwick"...
Running a transport service in the days when unformed roads wormed their ways through virgin bush up steep hillsides and across rivers and mountain creeks tested man and...Read more about "Newman Brothers"...
Quakers Acre Cemetery
The Society of Friends Quakers, from the earliest days in seventeenth century England, hold strongly to the value of peace. When the founder, George Fox, was asked to enlist...Read more about "Quakers Acre Cemetery"...
The naming of Nelson
The settlers arrived in what was to become Nelson, in 1842, a couple of years after one of the world's most famous landmarks, Nelson's Column, had gone up...Read more about "The naming of Nelson "...
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