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William Moore. Nelson First Public School Teacher
Life was pleasant for the local school master of Tannadice in the quiet countryside around Forfarshire, Scotland in 1840. William Moore and his wife Isobel lived in a...Read more about "Nelson First Public School Teacher"...
Capt William Tinney
*Capt William Tinney (1860 - 1930): **Nelson seaman and Patea Harbour Master* Captain William Tinney, was born in London, in May 1860 , son of Fredrick Tinney. While working in...Read more about "Capt William Tinney"...
The Nelson Volunteer Fire Brigade
The early years from 1858-1868 The history of Nelson's early Volunteer Fire Brigade is difficult to trace. The earliest reference dates to September 18581 , when a meeting was...Read more about "The Nelson Volunteer Fire Brigade"...
The School Journal in Renwick
Every child educated in New Zealand will have more than a passing acquaintance with our national treasure: school journals. A creative incubator for the likes of Rita Angus[http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/exhibitions/ritaangus/], Margaret Mahy[http://www.bookcouncil.org.nz/writers/mahym.html] and James...Read more about "The School Journal in Renwick"...
*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"...
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