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Russian Explorer Bellingshausen
On 8 June 1820 (29 May in the Russian calendar), Russian captain Fabian Gottlieb Benjamin von Bellingshausen (in Russian: Фаддей Фаддеевич Беллинсгаузен; Faddey Faddeyevich Bellinsgauzen) entered Queen Charlotte Sound in the ships Vostớk...Read more about "Russian Explorer Bellingshausen"...
tuia logo Tuia 250 Tuia 250 commemorates 250 years since the first onshore meetings between Māori – tangata whenua of Aotearoa New Zealand – and Pākehā in 1769–70. Tuia 250 also celebrates...Read more about "Tuia 250"...
*Marian Gunn – Nelson Library Manager, 1987-2001 * Born in Manhattan, schooled in rural Pennsylvania and attending university in the mid-west of the United States, Marian Gunn travelled extensively...Read more about "Marian Gunn"...
*Jenny Hitchings, Nelson Children's Librarian, 1965-1986* Jenny Hitchings was born in Kent, England, and moved to Nelson, New Zealand, in 1965 with a background as a primary school teacher....Read more about "Jenny Hitchings"...
Literary Nelson – books and newspapers
One of the first bookshops in the country was opened in Nelson - by Charles Elliott, in August 1842. Since then bookshops have been an important feature of...Read more about "Literary Nelson – books and newspapers"...