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Ben Crisp and the Band of Hope
Ben Crisp was a reformed drunkard who took an abstinence pledge in 1843, inspired by the sermons of teetotaller and Temperance Society leader Alfred Saunders. He was born in London, England, probably on...Read more about "Ben Crisp and the Band of Hope"...
Nelson's Botanical Reserve
The Botanical Reserve was set aside by the New Zealand Company in 1858 for public use. The area comprises two distinct parts, the playing field on the corner...Read more about "Nelson's Botanical Reserve"...
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"...
Brightwater's School for Girls - 1880-1889
In the late 1870s the population of Brightwater grew very quickly. Schools in the area included Spring Grove School and River Terrace School. Both schools were very overcrowded and...Read more about "Brightwater's School for Girls - 1880-1889"...
Brightwater's School for Boys - 1888-1889
The brick school In 1887 Spring Grove School was overcrowded and run down, it was also the only school in the Brightwater area that educated senior boys. Instead of...Read more about "Brightwater's School for Boys - 1888-1889"...
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