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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"...
Nelson Haven has undergone remarkable change over the last 150 years. From its humble beginnings as a snapper spawning ground to the full scale international port here today,...Read more about "Port Nelson"...
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"...
At one time, Marlborough-born poet, Eileen Duggan, was one of New Zealand's most widely acclaimed poets.1 Eileen Duggan as The Spirit of Ireland in a school play Eileen...Read more about "Eileen Duggan,1894-1972, poet and writer"...