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A self-made man who used his considerable fortune to make many gifts to his adopted city, Nelson. Thomas Cawthron has left many enduring legacies, including the Church steps...Read more about "Thomas Cawthron 1833-1915"...
Nelson College - a boys' eye view
There was much speculation amongst the boys when word got out in 1881 that Nelson College’s governors were considering establishing a ‘Ladies College’. “This has caused quite a flutter...Read more about "Nelson College - a boys' eye view"...
Tasman Ports timeline
The ports of Tasman Bay and Golden Bay were often the only links to the outside world for these regions in the early days. They were closely linked to...Read more about "Tasman Ports timeline"...
Just how did a German geologist come to survey the Nelson region's mineral resources, gift a major mineral and fossil collection to the Nelson Institute and lay the...Read more about "Ferdinand Hochstetter (1829-1884)"...
Nelson's power struggle
Electricity was not commonly used in New Zealand until late in the 19th Century, with some cities and towns using electricity for street lighting and trams from 1888....Read more about "Nelson's power struggle"...