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English settler Edmund Buxton, with his wife and family of six daughters, commissioned architect Mr Beatson and builder Mr Holland to create their home. It was completed about 1855,...Read more about "Broadgreen House"...
Baton Valley Gold
*Good as Gold: The Baton* The remote Baton Valley, at the base of Mount Arthur, once had two hotels, a shop, Post Office and a racecourse. It is...Read more about "Baton Valley Gold"...
Tophouse, the scene of a murder/suicide in 1894, was the natural pass between the Wairau, Motupiko and Buller Rivers, and was commonly used by Maori in pre-European times. Tophouse...Read more about "Tophouse"...
Nelson College for Girls
Secondary education for Nelson’s girls took a while While Nelson’s pioneering fathers (and no doubt mothers) supported the idea of college education for girls, it was to be 27...Read more about "Nelson College for Girls"...
Early colonial life in Nelson
Nelson’s early Europeans Who were the first European colonists to Nelson? What kind of people were they? They were tough and inventive. Nelson’s first European houses were often built from...Read more about "Early colonial life in Nelson"...
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