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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"...
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"...
Shipping and trade on the Opawa River
At one time, Picton was described as Marlborough's front door and the Opawa River as the tradesmen's entrance, but in the early days of European settlement, river trade...Read more about "Shipping and trade on the Opawa River"...
Nelson Street Names
When the first settlers arrived in Nelson in 1841 under theWakefield Company settlement plan[new-zealand-company/], the first committee they set up was the street naming committee. Unfortunately it proved a...Read more about "Nelson Street Names"...
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