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Picton and World War II
On 3 September 1939 New Zealand declared its involvement in a war that had begun in Europe. New Zealand was one of the first countries to join the...Read more about "Picton and World War II"...
The Nelson Volunteer Fire Brigade
The early years from 1858-1868 The history of Nelson's early Volunteer Fire Brigade is difficult to trace. The earliest reference dates to September 18581 , when a meeting was...Read more about "The Nelson Volunteer Fire Brigade"...
John and Anne Batt
Married and Gone to New Zealand - John and Anne Batt seek a new life in Nelson in 1842 My great grandparents lived in two small adjacent villages in...Read more about "John and Anne Batt"...
Orchards of the Nelson region
*Stoke Orchards* Stoke once had orchards everywhere, with hawthorn or occasionally gorse or macrocarpa hedges on the boundaries. The population was sparse, so everyone knew everyone. Geoffrey Gates who lived...Read more about "Orchards of the Nelson region"...
Nelson/ Tasman's ground-breaking pottery There is some evidence that the use of clay may date back to early Māori settlement, but the history of clay use in the Nelson...Read more about "Nelson Pottery"...