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St Marys Catholic Church Nelson
The first Catholic Mass in Nelson was held in May 1844. The Church’s first chapel was built on Sion Hill (now Shelbourne Street) at a cost of £40. In...Read more about "St Marys Catholic Church Nelson"...
Nelson Public Libraries
The Nelson Public Libraries as we know them today consist of the Elma Turner Library[http://www.nelsonpubliclibraries.co.nz/library/opening-hours/elma-turner-library/], Nightingale Memorial Library[sitetree_link,id=440] and Stoke Library[sitetree_link,id=779]. The Library was one of the first to be established in...Read more about "Nelson Public Libraries"...
Early Jewish Settlement in Nelson
Jewish traders were recorded in New Zealand as early as 1829, and these were probably sealers and whalers[marlborough-sounds-whaling/]. There were a number of Jewish shareholders in the New Zealand Company[new-zealand-company/]...Read more about "Early Jewish Settlement in Nelson"...
Power to the People
Early in the 20th century Marlborough, like the rest of the top of the South, was isolated from the national grid and the lack of bulk electricity was...Read more about "Power to the People"...
The Taranaki Refugees
The Taranaki War of 1860 had a lasting legacy for both Maori and Pakeha communities in Taranaki and Te Tau Ihu. The impact of the war on Taranaki Maori[te-tau-ihu-maori-and-the-taranaki-wars/]...Read more about "The Taranaki Refugees"...