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Streets and Quays of Port Nelson
What's in a Name? Have you ever wondered about the naming of streets and quays around the port? Some names honour chairmen of the Nelson Harbour Board and...Read more about "Streets and Quays of Port Nelson"...
Tākaka's Second and Third Libraries
TakakaServiceCentre The Council building on Commercial Street, Tākaka. The library was housed in a dark and small office on the right hand side of the door. On 3 June...Read more about "Tākaka's Second and Third Libraries"...
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"...
The Nightingale Library Memorial
The first library in Tāhunanui was housed in a cupboard at the back of the Town Hall when Tāhunanui was administered by a Town Board. By the 1930's...Read more about "The Nightingale Library Memorial"...
The Parihaka Prophets in Nelson
In the 1860's and 1870's Taranaki Māori were troubled by Government determination to enforce European settlement of traditional lands. Promised reserves did not eventuate and, by 1866, dispossessed Māori...Read more about "The Parihaka Prophets in Nelson "...