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Literary Nelson – books and newspapers
One of the first bookshops in the country was opened in Nelson - by Charles Elliott, in August 1842. Since then bookshops have been an important feature of...Read more about "Literary Nelson – books and newspapers"...
Janice is of Ngāti Tama and Te Ātiawa descent. Born in Tākaka, Golden Bay on 11 February 1942, she was the eldest child of Tahana and Audrey Ward-Holmes. Her...Read more about "Janice Manson"...
Fishing in Nelson
A short history of fishing in Nelson Fish bones in middens around Nelson testify that seafood was an important protein source for pre-European Māori, while stones used to weigh...Read more about "Fishing in Nelson"...
New Zealand's first rugby club
On 30 May 1868 a notable event occurred in the small town of Nelson: the formation of The Nelson Football Club which, within two years, became the Nelson Rugby Football Club. This was...Read more about "New Zealand's first rugby club"...
Nelson City Council - the origins
The first Nelson Provincial Council was elected in 1853 and housed in the large Provincial Council buildings in Bridge St (near the current Nelson Courthouse) from around 1859. The...Read more about "Nelson City Council - the origins"...