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Born to go to sea
The Williams family The Williams family have lived and worked in the Nelson region since 1890. Successive generations have had a long association with the sea. Anchor shipping company...Read more about "Born to go to sea"...
Early colonial life in Nelson
Nelson’s early Europeans Who were the first European colonists to Nelson? What kind of people were they? They were tough and inventive. Nelson’s first European houses were often built from...Read more about "Early colonial life in Nelson"...
Nelson essentials - water and sewage
‘Bright pure water’ and sewage New Zealand’s early cities reeked of rotting rubbish, dead animals and excrement, and water sources were often contaminated. By contrast, Māori settlements were hygienic, with special sites for toilets and for dumping rubbish, and...Read more about "Nelson essentials - water and sewage"...
It is believed that Wakefield (originally known as Pitfure)1 was named after the Yorkshire birthplace of an early settler, William Hough; however it is also widely accepted that the...Read more about "Early Wakefield"...
“At 3 am the Collingwood Institute and Library ... burned down, nothing being saved. The Institute was an old building but the Library is a new one, and...Read more about "Collingwood Library"...
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