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Opened officially as Pioneers Park in 1929, the name unofficially dropped the 's' in the mid 1930s and today is known by both names. Over the decades the...Read more about "Pioneers Park"...
Art and Architecture of Trafalgar Street, Nelson
Trafalgar Street in Nelson lost many of its historic, and iconic, buildings in the 1980’s. This was a time when there was a drive to modernise cities, and...Read more about "Art and Architecture of Trafalgar Street, Nelson"...
Nelson's Signal Station and the Time Gun
Britannia Heights in Nelson was once known as Signal Hill. The Songer tree[sitetree_link,id=579], a Sequoiadendron giganteum, now marks the site from which the state of the tide was signalled to incoming vessels and the...Read more about "Nelson's Signal Station and the Time Gun"...
Pā and Kāinga
Ancient pā and kāinga are scattered across Te Tau Ihu o Waka. European settlers certainly did not arrive in a "barren social and cultural landscape..."1 Webber, John:The inside...Read more about "Pā and Kāinga"...
Ernest Rutherford's early life
Ernest, known as Ern within the family, was born at Spring Grove, near Brightwater in rural Nelson, on 30 August 1871. He was the fourth of twelve children by his...Read more about "Ernest Rutherford's early life"...
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