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First encounters - the Russians in Te Tau Ihu
On 8 June 1820 (29 May in the Russian calendar), Russian captain Fabian Gottlieb Benjamin von Bellingshausen (in Russian: Фаддей Фаддеевич Беллинсгаузен; Faddey Faddeyevich Bellinsgauzen) entered Queen Charlotte Sound in the ships Vostớk...Read more about "First encounters - the Russians in Te Tau Ihu"...
John Jacobus (Jacob) Appoo
You may well be familiar with the Nelson name Appo Hocton. His last name also appears on maps labeling the first gold strikes in the Aorere Goldfields a...Read more about "John Jacobus (Jacob) Appoo"...
Born to go to sea
The Williams family The Williams family have lived and worked in the Nelson region since 1890. Successive generations have had a long association with the sea. Anchor shipping company...Read more about "Born to go to sea"...
The Union Steam Ship Company
The Great Days of the Union Steam Ship Company Consider a modern innovation such as the internet and how it has changed our day-to-day lives. Even though...Read more about "The Union Steam Ship Company"...
A self-made man who used his considerable fortune to make many gifts to his adopted city, Nelson. Thomas Cawthron has left many enduring legacies, including the Church steps...Read more about "Thomas Cawthron 1833-1915"...