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Constantine and Fanny Dillon
Constantine Dillon (1813-1853) and Fanny Dillon (died 1896) Constance Dillon Constance Dillon The Nelson Provincial Museum, Tyree Collection, T-69659-3 Click to enlarge The Honourable Constantine Dillon, a younger...Read more about "Constantine and Fanny Dillon"...
Stranding of the Lutterworth
Lutterworth on Rocks. Lutterworth on Rocks. The Nelson Provincial Museum, Tyree Studio Collection: 180994 Click to enlarge The threat of losing our famous Tahunanui Beach has people scurrying for ways...Read more about "Stranding of the Lutterworth"...
Making the Cut
It was a great day in the history of Nelson when the Cut opened on July 30 1906. The report in the Nelson Evening Mail on July 31...Read more about "Making the Cut"...
Gold Point Mining
In 1872, Charles Greenlaw was prospecting in the Queen Charlotte Sound when he found “auriferous (gold bearing) quartz” on the western side near Picton. This led to the declaration...Read more about "Gold Point Mining"...
The 1884 plague of rats
[admin/pages/]Early settlers in the Nelson Province faced many challenges. One of these was the rat problem – which exploded to plague proportions in 1884. PolynesianRatNZ Illustration of Polynesian Rat, Rattus...Read more about "The 1884 plague of rats"...
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