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  1. Ring out those bells
    The name of Edward Edridge will always be associated in Nelson with Wai-iti School and the company of bellringers he established there in the 1880's read more
  2. W.A. Coppins
    From its beginnings as a saddlery in 1898 through to its most recent incarnation as an outdoors store and manufacturer of specialty textiles, 255 High... read more
  3. The Rawsons and the outbreak of World War One
    Nelson resident Dick Rawson tells the story of his father Jack and his early experiences in WWI read more
  4. William Harkness
    William Harkness was perhaps an example of the ideal settler, talented, practical and committed to the political, social and economic development of t... read more
  5. Sarau and the German Settlers of the Moutere district
    The settlement of Sarau, now Upper Moutere, has faced the challenges of lack of organisation, poor land and, in the war years, discrimination against ... read more
  6. Port Nelson
    Nelson Haven has undergone remarkable change over the last 150 years. From its humble beginnings as a snapper spawning ground to the full scale intern... read more
  7. Nelson Provincial Buildings
    The Nelson Provincial Buildings, a significant historical landmark in Albion Square were demolished in 1969. This was a huge loss to the city, but it ... read more
  8. Oshi Shinobu
    The Nelson Seido karate dojo has been contributing to the community since 1974. read more
  9. Heritage Tree Tales
    Nelson is blessed with some spectacular heritage trees – many with interesting stories to tell. read more
  10. Memories of Port Nelson
    Dave Lawes remembers Port Nelson in the 1950's read more