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Blenheim, or "The Beaver"
The Wairau Affray in 1843 badly frightened potential European settlers of the Wairau and it was to be several more years before the Nelson settlers again began to consider...Read more about "Blenheim, or The Beaver"...
Nelson's early settlement
Nelson's early history is a fascinating one, filled with many tales of hardship endured by the early European settlers, who left their homes in England in search of...Read more about "Nelson's early settlement"...
John Waring Saxton
Diarist and settler John Saxton, his wife Priscilla, five children and other family members (including his brother the Rev. Charles Saxton) arrived in Nelson Haven on the Clifford on 11...Read more about "John Waring Saxton 1807-1866"...
St Andrews Church and early Wakapuaka
Wakapuaka Settlement View of the Bluffs View of The Bluffs ,1890. Nelson Provincial Museum, Tyree Collection Click image to enlarge. The area now known as Wakapuaka was...Read more about "St Andrews Church and early Wakapuaka"...
Thomas Maddock and Lucy Knight of Marlborough
*Just an old Marlborough man and his daughter* When the first waves of settlers landed on the beaches of Nelson many were shocked at what they saw. The...Read more about "Thomas Maddock and Lucy Knight of Marlborough"...
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