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Thomas Nelson Neal
Thomas Nelson Neal was born in Nelson, New Zealand on the 29th of November, 1842 to William and Amelia Neal (nee Matthews). William had came out on the...Read more about "Thomas Nelson Neal"...
Nelson's Signal Station and the Time Gun
Britannia Heights in Nelson was once known as Signal Hill. The Songer tree, a Sequoiadendron giganteum, now marks the site from which the state of the tide was signalled to incoming vessels and...Read more about "Nelson's Signal Station and the Time Gun"...
Nelson Street Names
When the first settlers arrived in Nelson in 1841 under the Wakefield Company settlement plan, the first committee they set up was the street naming committee. Unfortunately it proved...Read more about "Nelson Street Names"...
*Life of a pastoral station * Prior to European settlement, there was an abundance of seafood, eels and ducks in the area which was to become the South Island's...Read more about "Flaxbourne"...
New Zealand Company
The New Zealand Company, a commercial enterprise formed in Britain, dispatched an expedition to establish its second New Zealand settlement, to be named Nelson, in 1841. New Zealand Company...Read more about "New Zealand Company"...
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