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  1. Allports Island
    Allports Island, or Motu Ngarara, near Picton has long been associated with the Allports family read more
  2. Te Rangi Recollections
    This document of Nelson's Te Rangi Maternity Hospital recollections was gathered at a meeting at Elma Turner Library in December 2014. read more
  3. Life in Linkwater
    John Collins did a bit of everything to make a living on his Cullensville hill country farm - milking cows, shearing sheep, mustering and mussel harv... read more
  4. Mussel harvesting in the Marlborough Sounds
    Linkwater farmer John Collins worked up to 23 hours a day when he worked in Marlborough’s mussel industry in the early 1980s. read more
  5. Hop Harvest
    March 1st is a significant date in the Nelson district because it heralds the start of the hop harvest. read more
  6. Havelock's General Store
    The colourful store building painted with tuataras in Havelock’s main street has a long history. read more
  7. Douglas William Batt
    The story of Uncle Dick, or Douglas William Batt of Wakefield, in World War One, from personal letters. read more
  8. Searching for Matapere
    Marlborough Sounds whaler John O'Brien lived lived with Matapere Kawhe, and started a family in the 1880s. The family is now researching and recountin... read more
  9. The Mayoral Shop
    The premises at 83-86 Bridge Street in Nelson were the birthplace of the mayoral ambitions of three families. read more
  10. Pitt Memorial Gates Nelson
    The handsome iron gates at the Bridge Street entrance to Nelson's Queens Gardens pay tribute to the man who played a prominent part in the Parihaka ca... read more