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The Nelson Railway
Despite more than 80 years of drive and determination on the part of Nelsonians to work towards a railway that would end their isolation from the rest of...Read more about "The Nelson Railway…to Nowhere"...
Matthew Campbell is typical of many of the early Nelson immigrants. He flourished in the egalitarian colonial society he settled in, and was instrumental in laying the foundation of...Read more about "Matthew Campbell 1815-1883"...
Tophouse, the scene of a murder/suicide in 1894, was the natural pass between the Wairau, Motupiko and Buller Rivers, and was commonly used by Maori in pre-European times. Tophouse...Read more about "Tophouse"...
A self-made man who used his considerable fortune to make many gifts to his adopted city, Nelson. Thomas Cawthron has left many enduring legacies, including the Church steps...Read more about "Thomas Cawthron 1833-1915"...
Jumped ship to become first Chinese Immigrant to New Zealand It was an unconventional arrival for New Zealand's first Chinese immigrant in 1842. Wong Ah Poo Hoc Ting, approx.1820-1920,...Read more about "Appo Hocton "...
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