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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"...
Samuel Kirkpatrick and the Canning Factory
Samuel Kirkpatrick (1854-1925) grew up in Ireland, was educated in Liverpool and emigrated to California, where he worked in the wholesale tea business and fruit processing factories. In January...Read more about "Samuel Kirkpatrick and the Canning Factory"...
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