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German Settlement in Nelson
Nelson's earliest German settlers faced disappointment and hardship and were driven away from the Moutere Valley by poor soil and constant floods. The close-knit, industrious communities re-established themselves on...Read more about "German settlement in Nelson"...
Italians in Nelson
Wakapuaka Cemetery in Nelson holds a number of graves of members of the early Italian community in Nelson[la-bella-vita/]. Discovering the life stories of some of those people, provides us...Read more about "Italians in Nelson - a memorial trail"...
Edward Laney the baker and his daughter Ann
In the early years of Nelson life was tough for all. Days were long and hard for the settlers trying to build a town and a new and...Read more about "Edward Laney the baker and his daughter Ann"...
Carl Vendelbosch has built 11 pottery kilns in various homes and locations, and has been involved with Nelson's studio pottery scene since the 1960s. Vendelbosch studio Mapua 2013....Read more about "Carl Vendelbosch"...
Betsy Walter/Betsy Eyre MBE JP
Nelson City Councillor 1956 - 1962 ; 1965 - 1976 Deputy Mayor 1959 - 1962, 1965 - 1971 In 1956, twelve years after Laura Ingram[sitetree_link,id=822] was elected to the...Read more about "Betsy Walter/Betsy Eyre MBE JP"...