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Takaka's First Library
On 7th June 1869 the Nelson Evening Mail carried a notice that the ship Icon from London was carrying one case bound for the Takaka Public Library(1). Where this library was...Read more about "Takaka's First Library"...
A Woman of the Wairau
When young Stella Maxted arrived in the Wairau Valley from Blenheim, she did not know that she was to become part of a valley dynasty and farm there...Read more about "A Woman of the Wairau"...
Tahunanui Beach did not exist when Nelson was settled by Europeans. What is now the beach was once mudflat near the edge of the main channel draining the...Read more about "Tahuna Beach"...
Trooper Ralph Vincent James and his Monument
Collingwood lad, Trooper Ralph Vincent James 2483, died of enteric fever (typhoid fever) on 20 November 1900 at Zeerust Transvaal, South Africa while serving in the Boer War[http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/south-african-boer-war/introduction] for the...Read more about "Trooper Ralph Vincent James and his Monument"...
Streets and Quays of Port Nelson
What's in a Name? Have you ever wondered about the naming of streets and quays around the port? Some names honour chairmen of the Nelson Harbour Board and...Read more about "Streets and Quays of Port Nelson"...
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