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Fleeing war torn Italy
Post World War II Italian immigration to Nelson The desire to leave war-torn Europe resulted in a wave of post-World War II Italian immigration to New Zealand in...Read more about "Fleeing war torn Italy"...
The Adamant and the Cospatrick
The arrival of the first sailing ships, Arrow, Will Watch and Whitby, into Nelson Haven on Sunday 31st October marked the beginning of a remarkable period of history...Read more about "The Adamant and the Cospatrick"...
German Settlement in Nelson
Nelson's earliest German settlers faced disappointment and hardship and were driven away from the Moutere Valley by poor soil and constant floods. The close-knit, industrious communities re-established themselves on...Read more about "German settlement in Nelson"...
Matthew Campbell is typical of many of the early Nelson immigrants. He flourished in the egalitarian colonial society he settled in, and was instrumental in laying the foundation of...Read more about "Matthew Campbell 1815-1883"...
Colonial furniture makers in Nelson
Furniture for a colonial life The colonial settlement of Nelson was among the first in New Zealand to establish a furniture making industry and examples of colonial furniture from...Read more about "Colonial furniture makers in Nelson"...