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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 Tahunanui was housed in a cupboard at the back of the Town Hall when Tahunanui was administered by a Town Board. By the 1930's...Read more about "The Nightingale Library Memorial"...
The Parihaka Prophets in Nelson
In the 1860s and 1870s Taranaki Maori were troubled by Government determination to enforce European settlement of traditional lands. Promised reserves did not eventuate, and by 1866 dispossessed Maori...Read more about "The Parihaka Prophets in Nelson "...
The Adamant and the Cospatrick
The arrival of the first sailing ships, Arrow, Will Watch and Whitby, into Nelson Haven on Sunday 31st October marked the beginning of a remarkable period of history...Read more about "The Adamant and the Cospatrick"...
*Scottish town on the Wairau Plain * Scotsman, Dr Thomas Renwick, was the ship's surgeon on the Thomas Harrison, which arrived in Nelson in 1842. He bought Dumgree in the Awatere in 1848,...Read more about "Early Renwick"...