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Theodore Rigg and World War One
Theodore Rigg (KBE, 1888-1972) was highly regarded as Director of the Cawthron Institute in Nelson from 1934-1956. During World War One, as a Quaker, he devoted himself to philanthropic...Read more about "Theodore Rigg and World War One"...
Nelson Refinery and Tobacco
The Nelson Refinery, currently the ArtSpace[#ArtSpace], was once the home of the Nelson Tobacco Company. New Zealand Tobacco Company In 1910 Gerhard Husheer[http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/4h38/husheer-johann-gerhard] emigrated to New Zealand to attempt to establish...Read more about "Nelson Refinery and Tobacco"...
Lily Robertson and the Nelson Lighthouse
My Life by Lily Robertson (1878-1956) *Nelson Lighthouse * Excerpt from the Lighthouse by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, from Lily's diary. Click image to enlarge My birthplace was at the home of...Read more about "Lily Robertson and the Nelson Lighthouse"...
Italians in Nelson
Wakapuaka Cemetery in Nelson holds a number of graves of members of the early Italian community in Nelson[la-bella-vita/]. Discovering the life stories of some of those people, provides us...Read more about "Italians in Nelson - a memorial trail"...
It was a love of science and the foresight of a Nelson philanthropist, Thomas Cawthron, that led to the establishment of an institute that is now a world...Read more about "The Philanthropist and the Cawthron Institute"...