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*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"...
Opened officially as Pioneers Park in 1929, the name unofficially dropped the 's' in the mid 1930s and today is known by both names. Over the decades the...Read more about "Pioneers Park"...
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"...
William Moore. Nelson First Public School Teacher
Life was pleasant for the local school master of Tannadice in the quiet countryside around Forfarshire, Scotland in 1840. William Moore and his wife Isobel lived in a...Read more about "Nelson First Public School Teacher"...
Havelock's General Store
The colourful store building painted with tuataras in Havelock’s main street has a long history. The building dates back to the 1870s and was built with high quality milled...Read more about "Havelock's General Store"...
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