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Demon drink in Nelson
Early Nelson was well served with public houses, despite the vigorous agitation for abstinence by the Temperance Movement. Patrons often had to travel long distances over difficult terrain and,...Read more about "Demon drink in Nelson"...
John Ribet of Hope Junction
John Ribet 1835-1890. From France to Kawatiri : Mine Host of the Hope Junction Hotel Ribet was born in France in 1835, and baptised into the Roman Catholic Church...Read more about "John Ribet of Hope Junction"...
Nelson Women's Club
The Nelson Women’s Club is formed On Monday 26th July 1926, sixty ladies of Nelson gathered in the afternoon in the Haeremai Room of the building at 296 Trafalgar...Read more about "Nelson Women's Club"...
Gold Point Mining
In 1872, Charles Greenlaw was prospecting in the Queen Charlotte Sound when he found “auriferous (gold bearing) quartz” on the western side near Picton. This led to the declaration...Read more about "Gold Point Mining"...
The Nelson Contingent at Parihaka
*The Nelson Company of Volunteers* In mid-June 1880 the grateful citizens of Nelson and outlying settlements gave prizes to the volunteers for their sharp-shooting at the range. The firing...Read more about "The Nelson Contingent at Parihaka"...
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