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The Maitai Valley to the east of Nelson city is a popular recreational area, with numerous picnic and swimming spots. These include Black Hole, Dennes Hole, Sunday Hole, Sharlands...Read more about "Maitai Valley, Nelson"...
Emerging from the bush The discovery of gold and the search for grazing land were the initial driving forces behind the establishment of the township of Hampden, which later...Read more about "Murchison"...
Trooper Ralph Vincent James and his Monument
Collingwood lad, Trooper Ralph Vincent James 2483, died of enteric fever (typhoid fever) on 20 November 1900 at Zeerust Transvaal, South Africa while serving in the Boer War[http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/south-african-boer-war/introduction] for the...Read more about "Trooper Ralph Vincent James and his Monument"...
Life in Canvastown and the Wakamarina
These memories contributed for the 150th anniversary of the founding of Canvastown in 2014, give a good picture of life in the region in the first 100 years...Read more about "Life in Canvastown and the Wakamarina"...
Early Jewish Settlement in Nelson
Jewish traders were recorded in New Zealand as early as 1829, and these were probably sealers and whalers[marlborough-sounds-whaling/]. There were a number of Jewish shareholders in the New Zealand Company[new-zealand-company/]...Read more about "Early Jewish Settlement in Nelson"...