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How James Wynen ended up in a Nelson hotel where he died in 1866 is a mystery.1 But the story of the ‘decent and respectable native of the...Read more about "James Wynen"...
The Hale family and the second Colonial landscape
The work of early nurserymen can be seen in Nelson and all over New Zealand. Their work marks significant milestones from the Queen’s Jubilee[http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/anniversaries/page-1] to the commemoration of the lives...Read more about "The Hale family and the second Colonial landscape"...
Maori heritage The earliest human footprints across the Mahitahi floodplain, upon which Nelson City now sits, belong to the tangata whenua and manawhenua tribes of Whakatu[whats-in-a-name-wakatu-or-whakatu/]. What is now Alton Street...Read more about "Alton Street"...
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"...
Nelson's Church Steps
*The Church Steps - centre of the community* "Meet you at the church steps" is often heard in Nelson and the steps, from the bottom of Trafalgar Square...Read more about "Nelson's Church Steps"...