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Nelson's Signal Station and the Time Gun
Britannia Heights in Nelson was once known as Signal Hill. The Songer tree, a Sequoiadendron giganteum, now marks the site from which the state of the tide was signalled to incoming vessels and...Read more about "Nelson's Signal Station and the Time Gun"...
Nelson's early settlement
Nelson's early history is a fascinating one, filled with many tales of hardship endured by the early European settlers, who left their homes in England in search of...Read more about "Nelson's early settlement"...
Stranding of the Lutterworth
Lutterworth on Rocks. Lutterworth on Rocks. Nelson Provincial Museum, Tyree Studio Collection: 180994 Click to enlarge The threat of losing our famous Tāhunanui Beach has people scurrying for ways to...Read more about "Stranding of the Lutterworth"...
The Adamant and the Cospatrick
The arrival of the first sailing ships, Arrow, Will Watch and Whitby, into Nelson Haven on Sunday 31 October marked the beginning of a remarkable period of history...Read more about "The Adamant and the Cospatrick"...
A world famous dolphin For nearly 25 years, Pelorus Jack, a Risso's dolphin, met and escorted ships travelling between Wellington and Nelson across Admiralty Bay, north of French Pass. In...Read more about "Pelorus Jack"...