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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"...
Blenheim and Picton Borough Councils- the early years
Following the separation of Marlborough from Nelson in 1859, the region found itself with no funds, no local taxes and frequent flooding washing away infrastructure. It was to...Read more about "Blenheim and Picton Borough Councils - the early years"...
Nelson Golf Club
"Golf is a game in which able bodied men and women, otherwise sane, take savage swipes with a queer blunt instrument at an inoffensive little ball then walk...Read more about "Nelson Golf Club"...
Life on the Fault Lines
Marlborough's East Coast earthquakes Marlborough’s East Coast is cross hatched with fault lines[http://www.shakeout.govt.nz/marlborough/] so the large earthquakes of 2013 and 2016 should not have been surprising, although it is thought...Read more about "Life on the Fault Lines"...