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  1. St Marys Catholic Church Nelson
    The first Catholic Mass in Nelson was held in May 1844, well before Nelson became a Parish in its own right, with the appointment of Father Garin in 1... read more
  2. Port Museum at Founders Park
    The Port Museum at Founders Heritage Park gives an excellent overview of Nelson's maritime history, displaying models of a selection of the range of b... read more
  3. Nelson's hidden shoreline
    Reclamation has played an important part in Nelson's history, greatly altering the shoreline of the 1840's. read more
  4. Motueka’s First Harbour
    Motueka’s First Harbour is one place, but with many names. Find out how it got it's names. read more
  5. Fellworth House
    Dignitaries, eminent scientists and many more, have passed through the doors of Fellworth House since it was built in 1876 read more
  6. Marsden House
    Marsden House was built on Nile Street East in 1923. The land on which it sits has a longer history read more
  7. Fifeshire House
    Fifeshire House today is a commercial premises, but much of the original architectural integrity of the 1911 structure remains. read more
  8. Trafalgar Centre
    The Trafalgar Centre has been home to some of the Nelson region's most important sporting and cultural legends read more
  9. Motueka and early settlement
    Early Motueka may have been considered to be in the backblocks, but with gold, hops, apples and tobacco it later developed a character and economy of ... read more
  10. Nelson's Boathouse
    For over 100 years this much-loved building has played a role in the social lives of Nelson citizens. read more