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John and Ann Doidge nee Branton
*Seaview Cemetery Block 24, Plot 475 * John and Ann (née Branton) Doidge, pioneer immigrants from Launceston in Cornwall, England, arrived in Nelson on board the Inchinnan in 1856...Read more about "John and Ann Doidge nee Branton"...
Auckland Point School
*Auckland Point School Through the Decades 1927 - 2011* Auckland Point School was once one of the largest schools in Nelson, opening in 1927 with a roll call...Read more about "Auckland Point School"...
Nelson’s Early Churches
The first settlers to Nelson brought with them a variety of religious beliefs and backgrounds. The system of hierarchy and emphasis on religion in immigrants' homelands were important, and...Read more about "Nelson’s Early Churches"...
*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"...
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