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Blenheim, or "The Beaver"
The Wairau Affray in 1843 badly frightened potential European settlers of the Wairau and it was to be several more years before the Nelson settlers again began to consider...Read more about "Blenheim, or The Beaver"...
Nile Street Walk
Nine Near Nile This walk takes you through a slice of Nelson's history. Take an actual or virtual walk around the streets using the GPS and audio links below. The audio...Read more about "Nile Street Walk"...
Whittington Landon Lane was born to Susan and George "Mizpah" Lane on the 14th of July, 1859 supposedly in the port town of Picton. A very eccentric name...Read more about "Whittington Landon-Lane"...
The Mahitahi or Maitai River
The river flowing through Whakatū, or Nelson is commonly known as the Maitai, however this is probably a corruption of its original name of Mahitahi or Maitahi. The...Read more about "The Mahitahi or Maitai River"...
Fishing in Nelson
A short history of fishing in Nelson Fish bones in middens around Nelson testify that pre-European Mäori were into seafood as a protein source, while stones used to weigh...Read more about "Fishing in Nelson"...
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