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East Tākaka Library
East Takaka Library 1. Library Return for Upper and East Tākaka in 1876. Land was surveyed for the East Tākaka library in the early 1870s by Charles...Read more about "East Tākaka Library"...
Dun Mountain Railway
The Dun Mountain Railway was officially opened amidst great fanfare on Monday 3 February, 1862. From the port, across the city, the horse-drawn tramway then climbed from Brook Street...Read more about "Dun Mountain Railway (1862-1907)"...
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"...
William Brownlee (1828-1917) and Edward Baigent (1813-1892) were two of Marlborough/Nelson's most successful sawmillers. Generations of both families continued to work in the timber and forestry industries until the...Read more about "Timber Pioneers - Brownlee and Baigent"...
Asbestos and the Chaffeys
A place to hide was what the Chaffeys sought when they moved to the Cobb Valley in Nelson's remote northwest mountains. It was their desire for solitude, and...Read more about "Asbestos and the Chaffeys"...