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St Marys Catholic Church Nelson
The first Catholic Mass in Nelson was held in May 1844. The Church’s first chapel was built on Sion Hill (now Shelbourne Street) at a cost of £40. In...Read more about "St Marys Catholic Church Nelson"...
*Seaview Cemetery, Block 24, Plot 462* Thomas born in Dublin in August 1798. He was the only son in a large Catholic family and was destined for the...Read more about "Thomas Sullivan"...
Isaac Jacobsen - colonial Nelson architect and builder
Isaac Jacobsen, a man described as one of Nelson's early unsung heroes, was the subject of a meeting of the Nelson Historical Society in August 2012. Jane Baird of...Read more about "Isaac Jacobsen - colonial Nelson architect and builder"...
Marlborough's Early Churches
There was a tradition of tolerance and goodwill between Marlborough's Christian churches from the earliest days when dedicated ministers and priests covered hundreds of miles of the undeveloped and...Read more about "Marlborough's Early Churches"...
Father Antoine Marie Garin
On May 9, 1850, Father Antoine Marie Garin arrived in Nelson. During the next 40 years Father Garin would contribute hugely to the development of education in the area...Read more about "Father Antoine Marie Garin (1810-1889)"...