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Nelson's Landmark Cathedral
A Royal Decree from Queen Victoria in 1858 not only established a Bishop's See, allowing the construction of Nelson's cathedral, the Church on the Hill, but also changed the...Read more about "Nelson's Landmark Cathedral"...
The Murchison Earthquake
*Shaky Ground* For centuries before Europeans arrived, Māori had experienced rū whenua - ‘the shaking of the land'. According to Māori tradition, earthquakes are caused by the god Rūaumoko (or...Read more about "The Murchison Earthquake"...
John and Anne Batt
Married and Gone to New Zealand - John and Anne Batt seek a new life in Nelson in 1842 My great grandparents lived in two small adjacent villages in...Read more about "John and Anne Batt"...
Nayland College - a student's view
In 1965, the population of Nelson was growing rapidly and the city needed to expand. New residential development meant that new amenities were required, therefore Nayland College was built. ...Read more about "Nayland College - a student's view"...
Taonga Pūoro or Singing Treasures
The first Polynesian settlers in Aotearoa were greeted by a noisy soundscape and a plethora of new materials for making musical instruments. Centuries later, the botanist Joseph Banks[http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/1966/banks-sir-joseph] described the...Read more about " Taonga Pūoro or Singing Treasures"...
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