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Robert Ellis and Brightwater's electricity
Ellis Street in Brightwater is named after Robert (Bobby) Ellis "a man of considerable mechanical ingenuity and business acumen”. Bobby was responsible for the first electrical streetlights in the...Read more about "Robert Ellis and Brightwater's electricity"...
Construction of Rocks Road and sea wall
*Rocky Road to Completion* When Frederick Tuckett, the chief surveyor of the New Zealand Company, was setting out the plan for Nelson, the only viable access to the farmlands...Read more about "Construction of Rocks Road and sea wall"...
History of Nelson Rugby
Of all Nelson's claims to history, none are as significant to the development of New Zealand's culture as our rugby background. Rugby is a crucial aspect of our...Read more about "The History of Nelson Rugby"...
Nelson essentials - water and sewage
‘Bright pure water’ and sewage New Zealand’s early cities reeked of rotting rubbish, dead animals and excrement, and water sources were often contaminated. By contrast, Māori settlements were hygienic, with special sites for toilets and for dumping rubbish, and...Read more about "Nelson essentials - water and sewage"...
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"...
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