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Nelson’s Early Churches
The first settlers to Nelson brought with them a variety of religious beliefs and backgrounds. The system of hierarchy and emphasis on religion in immigrants' homelands were important, and...Read more about "Nelson’s Early Churches"...
Opened officially as Pioneers Park in 1929, the name unofficially dropped the 's' in the mid 1930s and today is known by both names. Over the decades the...Read more about "Pioneers Park"...
William Moore. Nelson First Public School Teacher
Life was pleasant for the local school master of Tannadice in the quiet countryside around Forfarshire, Scotland in 1840. William Moore and his wife Isobel lived in a...Read more about "Nelson First Public School Teacher"...
Croquet in Nelson
Croquet was introduced to the Nelson area by the German immigrants[sitetree_link,id=65] who arrived on the Saint Pauli[http://www.nelsonmuseum.co.nz/early-settlers/voyageDetails.aspx?voyageid=42] and settled in the Moutere district. Croquet became the accepted pastime of colonists...Read more about "Croquet in Nelson"...
It is believed that Wakefield (originally known as Pitfure)1 was named after the Yorkshire birthplace of an early settler, William Hough; however it is also widely accepted that the...Read more about "Early Wakefield"...