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Place names of Nelson
When we stroll around the streets of Nelson, it is difficult to imagine what they would have been like 160 years ago. The worn down tracks which have...Read more about "Place names of Nelson"...
About 14km North of Nelson is a picturesque area that one might think of as just farmland. Ngāti Tama settled here around 1825 and have recently signed a...Read more about "Wakapuaka North"...
Tahunanui Beach did not exist when Nelson was settled by Europeans. What is now the beach was once mudflat near the edge of the main channel draining the...Read more about "Tahuna Beach"...
*The ideal settler* When William Harkness, and his older brother John disembarked from the Thomas Sparks[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/ThomasSparks1843.htm] at Nelson on 26th February 1843, it was to be the beginning of a productive...Read more about "William Harkness"...
*The rise and fall of a colourful and controversial colonist* A cast of hardworking ‘alpha’ men dominated the early days of settlement in the Wairau. And none was more...Read more about "William Eyes"...
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