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Memories of the Mamaku
I worked as a deckhand on the Anchor Shipping and Foundry Company’s coaster Mamaku from 1955 to 1957, and during those years I took many photos of the...Read more about "Memories of the Mamaku"...
Arthur Griffin and Nelson Hospital
The first hospital in Nelson was a primitive building, put up in the 1840's, attached to the barracks on Church Hill. The first permanent building was erected in...Read more about "Arthur Griffin and Nelson Hospital"...
The Nelson Railway
Despite more than 80 years of drive and determination on the part of Nelsonians to work towards a railway that would end their isolation from the rest of...Read more about "The Nelson Railway…to Nowhere"...
Nelson Haven, Trafalgar cycleway and the Atawhai Landfill
In pre-European times the Haven and the Maitai River[maitai-valley/] formed a mahinga kai or food gathering destination for Māori. Seasonal camps were occupied to gather nature’s bounty. Charles...Read more about "Nelson Haven, Trafalgar cycleway and the Atawhai Landfill"...
A true Nelsonian Florence Knight died in Nelson in 1973. In this affectionate tribute her great nephew Robin Knight, an international journalist for more than 30 years, describes her...Read more about "Florence Knight"...