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Art and Architecture of Trafalgar Street, Nelson
Trafalgar Street in Nelson lost many of its historic, and iconic, buildings in the 1980’s. This was a time when there was a drive to modernise cities, and...Read more about "Art and Architecture of Trafalgar Street, Nelson"...
Early Nelson College
Fire, earthquake and a Nobel laureate Nelson College was established in 1856 with high hopes that Nelson would become the ‘Eton of the South’. Nelson college lithograph Nelson College. Principal's...Read more about "Early Nelson College"...
Nelson essentials - water and sewage
‘Bright pure water’ and sewage New Zealand’s early cities reeked of rotting rubbish, dead animals and excrement, and water sources were often contaminated. By contrast, Māori settlements were hygienic, with special sites for toilets and for dumping rubbish, and...Read more about "Nelson essentials - water and sewage"...
Havelock was a goldrush town which, for a short time, nurtured two of New Zealand’s greatest scientists: Sir Ernest Rutherford[sitetree_link,id=246] and Sir William Pickering[http://www.royalsociety.org.nz/publications/reports/yearbooks/year2004/obituaries/william-pickering/]. Havelock SS Manaroa HM1009 The...Read more about "Havelock"...
Skateboarding in Nelson
Skate Boarding comes to New Zealand When Surfers made boards with wheels so they could ‘sidewalk surf’ in the USA in the 1950s, a new sport called skate boarding was...Read more about "Skateboarding in Nelson"...
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