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In a line of five o'clock commuter traffic, listening to drive time radio, it's hard to imagine the days when Rocks Road was a narrow, precarious, wave-swept walkway...Read more about "Rocks Road"...
The Redwood Family
Farming, Racing and the Church *Henry Redwood and early settlement* The Redwood family is remembered through place names in Nelson, Marlborough, and throughout New Zealand. It all began with Henry...Read more about "The Redwood Family"...
Nelson's Church Steps
*The Church Steps - centre of the community* "Meet you at the church steps" is often heard in Nelson and the steps, from the bottom of Trafalgar Square...Read more about "Nelson's Church Steps"...
Slavery in Colonial Times
As in many other cultures, slavery was a key element of Maori society. Mokai were usually spoils of war, condemned to lives of drudgery, danger, heavy physical work and...Read more about "Slavery in Colonial Times"...
John Kidson 1808-1875
Gardener, Nelson settler, participant in Wairau Affray and New Zealand Company agitator John and Amelia Kidson both had secure jobs in England - he was a gardener at the...Read more about "John Kidson (senior) 1808-1875"...
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