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Fiery, ambitious Scotsman was ‘King of the Beaver’ Born in Caithness, in the north of Scotland,1 James Sinclair was described as a clear-headed, strong-minded Scotsman, who, by his dominating...Read more about "James Sinclair"...
Early prominent Marlburians
Two doctors and a shopkeeper were key figures in turning Blenheim from a settlement notorious for a spirit of lawlessness into a bustling market town.1 Dr Stephen Lunn Muller (1814...Read more about "Early prominent Marlburians"...
Reservoir Creek Richmond
A history of early European settlement The European colonisation of Nelson (including Waimea East) was conceived and planned by the New Zealand Company[sitetree_link,id=113] in London at the beginning of the...Read more about "Reservoir Creek Richmond"...
Millers Acre, sits beside the Maitai River[maitai-valley/] and is in the heart of, what is now, Nelson City. It has been put to a number of uses over the...Read more about "Millers Acre or Taha o te Awa"...
Diarist, runholder, forthright politician Born in Staffordshire in 1817, Joseph Ward arrived in Nelson in December 1842 with his parents-in-law Henry and Mary Redwood. He had married his cousin...Read more about "Joseph Ward"...
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