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  1. Madge Wilson
    Madge Wilson tells the story of her home in Russell Street, and her early life in Nelson read more
  2. Picton Bloaters
    Sardines, pilchards and herring were the famous ‘Picton Bloaters. From earliest settlement there were huge seasonal shoals in Queen Charlotte Sound, c... read more
  3. Brown Barrett's Cannery in Picton
    The Auckland-based Brown Barrett Company established a cannery in Picton to take advantage of the plentiful supply of pilchards in Queen Charlotte Sou... read more
  4. Dame Cath and Sir Greg of Mapua
    A mock knighthood of Mapua’s Greg Olsen at a historic gathering in Golden Bay to celebrate the achievements of Dutch explorer Abel Tasman resulted in ... read more
  5. Mary Ethel Hunter
    Mary, or May, Hunter was a prohibitionist, nurse, lay preacher and matron. Her life is recalled by her daughter. read more
  6. The Nelson piecart
    Jim Samuels ran a very successful piecart before setting up an equally successful rose nursery read more