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  1. The first Sharland
    James Henry Sharland may not have been who he said he was, but went on to become a well regarded landholder and businessman in Nelson read more
  2. Nelson's early settlement
    Early settlers endured long and dangerous voyages to an uncertain life in New Zealand read more
  3. Kate Edger
    Kate Edger was the first woman in the British Empire to gain an MA, and was inspirational as the first Principal of Nelson College for Girls read more
  4. Fairfield Graveyard
    Fairfield graveyard is one of Nelson's historic cemeteries. IOver time it has been known as Reserve D, Copenhagen Mount or Trafalgar Street (South) C... read more
  5. Theatre Royal Nelson
    The Theatre Royal, built 1878 and reopened 2010, is believed to be the oldest surviving operating wooden theatre in Australasia, and possibly in the s... read more
  6. The Brownlees enterprise
    William Brownlee, and later his son John's, sawmilling enterprise was far more of a struggle than most reports suggest. read more
  7. Takaka Hill tracks and roads
    The settlement of Sarau, now Upper Moutere, has faced the challenges of lack of organisation, poor land and, in the war years, discrimination against ... read more
  8. Whekenui School
    One of New Zealand's most remote schools, Whekenui School operated only from 1951 to 1962 read more
  9. Shakespeare Bay
    Shakespeare Bay, in the Marlborough Sounds, near Picton has an interesting past. read more
  10. The Wairau Bar skull
    Morning talks at Redwoodtown Primary school were a regular part of the school week. read more