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Stories from Schools
Your Stories from Schools The following stories, which are themed in the Your Story section of the site, have been contributed by regional school students. These stories have been lightly edited, with...Read more about "Stories from Schools"...
Wreck of the Fifeshire
The Fifeshire was one of the first New Zealand Company immigrant ships to arrive in the Nelson region; on its maiden voyage from London it carried 159 immigrants...Read more about "Wreck of the Fifeshire 1842"...
George Lawrence and the elephants of Wakefield The Waimea South Historical Society was recently gifted two intriguing photographs, of elephants bathing in the Wai-iti River and penned beside the...Read more about "George Lawrence"...
Wreck of the Penguin
The worst shipwreck in New Zealand during the 20th century happened in Cook Strait to the regular passenger ship taking people from Picton to Wellington. Penguin passing through...Read more about "Wreck of the 'Penguin'"...
Port Museum at Founders Park
Download MP3 [9 MB] The Port Museum at Founders Heritage Park gives an excellent overview of Nelson's maritime history, displaying models of a selection of the range of...Read more about "Port Museum at Founders Park"...