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Early colonial life in Nelson
Nelson’s early Europeans Who were the first European colonists to Nelson? What kind of people were they? They were tough and inventive. Nelson’s first European houses were often built from...Read more about "Early colonial life in Nelson"...
Place names of the Waimea Islands
Although the fourteen or so islands of the Waimea Inlet have an enduring and busy Māori history, many of them are named after early European owners or residents....Read more about "Place names of the Waimea Islands"...
The Remnants of Taylor Ford
By the banks of the great Awatere River, nearby to Taylor Pass road, there once stood a township known as Taylor Ford upon the river terraces. A bustling...Read more about "The Remnants of Taylor Ford"...
The Murder of James Flood
The port town of Picton was once a quiet, working town with little to generate too much excitement beside New Year's day and the comings and goings of...Read more about "The Murder of James Flood"...
Nelson essentials - water and sewage
‘Bright pure water’ and sewage New Zealand’s early cities reeked of rotting rubbish, dead animals and excrement, and water sources were often contaminated. By contrast, Māori settlements were hygienic, with special sites for toilets and for dumping rubbish, and...Read more about "Nelson essentials - water and sewage"...
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