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Running a transport service in the days when unformed roads wormed their ways through virgin bush up steep hillsides and across rivers and mountain creeks tested man and...Read more about "Newman Brothers"...
Stranding of the Hawea
Imagine the drama there would be today if a ship ran aground on Rocks Road. Hawea, 1886, aground in Nelson The Union Company steamer, Hawea aground on the...Read more about "Stranding of the Hawea"...
The scandalous Chieftain
In the days when Nelson was more like a remote English village than a real New Zealand town, the settlers got pretty excited over the arrival of a...Read more about "The scandalous Chieftain"...
The Union Steam Ship Company
The Great Days of the Union Steam Ship Company Consider a modern innovation such as the internet and how it has changed our day-to-day lives. Even though...Read more about "The Union Steam Ship Company"...
The Ditch - Nelson's original drainworks The last time Trafalgar Street had major drain works was almost 150 years ago, when the original drain was laid, replacing the infamous ‘Ditch'. ...Read more about "Nelsons Ditch"...
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