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The trial of the notorious Burgess gang caused a sensation in the small town of Nelson in 1866. Murder was a rare crime and this one involved not...Read more about "Maungatapu Murders - The notorious Burgess Gang"...
The Nelson Contingent at Parihaka
*The Nelson Company of Volunteers* In mid-June 1880 the grateful citizens of Nelson and outlying settlements gave prizes to the volunteers for their sharp-shooting at the range. The firing...Read more about "The Nelson Contingent at Parihaka"...
Te Tau Ihu and World War II
The war years in Te Tau Ihu followed a decade of economic Depression. Regional development halted, austerity, shortages and later rationing were the order of the day. *The progress...Read more about "Te Tau Ihu and World War II"...
Education in Nelson - timeline
The Nelson Province played an important role in the history of New Zealand education. It was the first Province to initiate free public education, taking over the Nelson School Society established by Matthew Campbell[matthew-campbell/]....Read more about "Education in Nelson - 1842-2012"...
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 - named...Read more about "Murchison"...