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Thomas Maddock and Lucy Knight of Marlborough
*Just an old Marlborough man and his daughter* When the first waves of settlers landed on the beaches of Nelson many were shocked at what they saw. The...Read more about "Thomas Maddock and Lucy Knight of Marlborough"...
Nelson Literary Ramble
This walk takes you on a literary tour of Nelson. Take a real or virtual stroll around the streets and find out more about the places you pass...Read more about "Nelson Literary Ramble"...
Gold was known in the Wangapeka district from the late 1850s.1 However, although an award was paid in 1861 to prospectors for the discovery of gold in the area,...Read more about "Wangapeka Gold"...
The theft of Nelson's Mayoral chain
On Saturday 3 December 1977 burglars broke into the office of Roy McLennan, the current Mayor of Nelson and stole the $3000 mayoral chain, along with Christmas presents...Read more about "The theft of Nelson's Mayoral chain"...
Early Mailboats in the Sounds
In the past, as today, people living in the Sounds required a postal service. Picton had a mail service from Wellington as early as 1856, the first Postmaster...Read more about "Early Mailboats in the Sounds"...