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Orchards of the Nelson region
*Stoke Orchards* Stoke once had orchards everywhere, with hawthorn or occasionally gorse or macrocarpa hedges on the boundaries. The population was sparse, so everyone knew everyone. Geoffrey Gates who lived...Read more about "Orchards of the Nelson region"...
The Adamant and the Cospatrick
The arrival of the first sailing ships, Arrow, Will Watch and Whitby, into Nelson Haven on Sunday 31 October marked the beginning of a remarkable period of history...Read more about "The Adamant and the Cospatrick"...
William Brownlee (1828-1917) and Edward Baigent (1813-1892) were two of Marlborough/Nelson's most successful sawmillers. Generations of both families continued to work in the timber and forestry industries until the...Read more about "Timber Pioneers - Brownlee and Baigent"...
Seasonal Workers in 20th Century Motueka
Motueka has long been a highly productive agricultural region, with a focus on tobacco, hops and apples. The region has often struggled to meet the demand for labour, particularly...Read more about "Seasonal Workers in 20th Century Motueka"...
The Edwin Fox
Overlooking Picton township, showing the ships Edwin Fox and Maori Overlooking Picton township, showing the ships Edwin Fox and Maori, Alexander Turnbull Library, 1/2-031025-F. Click image to enlarge The...Read more about "The Edwin Fox"...