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Getting established in Marlborough
Marlborough’s first decades after European colonisation were rather rocky. The Wairau Affray[sitetree_link,id=467] in 1843 badly frightened potential colonists to the Wairau. Strong earthquakes[sitetree_link,id=749] in 1848 and 1855 and severe flooding[sitetree_link,id=249] showed...Read more about "Getting established in Marlborough"...
Early Nelson College
Fire, earthquake and a Nobel laureate Nelson College was established in 1856 with high hopes that Nelson would become the ‘Eton of the South’. Nelson college lithograph Nelson College. Principal's...Read more about "Early Nelson College"...
Understories of Sacred Heart College
*Experiences of attending school at Sacred Heart College, Nelson 1964 - 1967* The old Convent Building, formerly in Manuka Street, included the attic floor called ‘The Granary[sitetree_link,id=900]’, now at Founders Park[sitetree_link,id=232]. ...Read more about "Understories of Sacred Heart College"...
Reverend brothers Arthur and Reginald Hermon
*Bishopdale Old Boys * “Young men must be found for the ministry, and they should be fit and proper men. They must be men who feel called to the work,...Read more about "Reverend brothers Arthur and Reginald Hermon"...
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"...