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Nelson ships and World War I
Port Nelson, Nelson shipping and Nelson seamen, had a role to play during World War I. Wave the Red Duster Each year on 3 September, New Zealand acknowledges the Merchant...Read more about "Nelson ships and World War I"...
Robert Tod of Todds Valley
Merchant, shipbroker and commission agent, Robert Tod, left his home in Glasgow in the 1820s and lived in Egypt prior to coming to New Zealand. He arrived in...Read more about "Robert Tod of Todds Valley"...
Memories of Port Nelson
As a young lad in the 1930's, fishing off the wharves was a much enjoyed pastime. The two Nelson ferries were coal burners. The coal hulks was tied...Read more about "Memories of Port Nelson"...
Stranding of the Hawea
Imagine the drama there would be today if a ship ran aground on Rocks Road. Hawea, 1886, aground in Nelson The Union Company steamer, Hawea aground on the...Read more about "Stranding of the Hawea"...
Symons Memorial Explosion
The Symons memorial, depicted on this page in the 1880's, was an ornate structure at the junction of Hardy and Trafalgar Streets. It was a combined gas lamp...Read more about "Symons Memorial Explosion"...