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Dr Thomas Renwick
A busy settler in early Marlborough and Nelson Dr Thomas Renwick was born in Dumfries, Scotland in 1818, trained as a doctor in Edinburgh and undertook a voyage...Read more about "Dr Thomas Renwick"...
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"...
Sergeant John Nash
The Police Act 1886 established New Zealand's first national, civil, police force. Sergeant John Nash of Nelson was the first non-commissioned member appointed to this Force on 1 September...Read more about "Sergeant John Nash"...
Richmond's Sparrow Plague
Peril and Pennies from the Skies In the late 1800s and early 1900s, a growing threat to Richmond’s prosperity darkened the skies. A small number of house sparrows – as...Read more about "Richmond's Sparrow Plague"...
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"...
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