The Reays in Brightwater
The rise of George Reay, with the support of Elizabeth Ann, from a modest butcher in the North East of England to a significant property owner in New...Read more about "The Reays in Brightwater"...
George Fairweather Moonlight
Good as Gold Legends clung around George Moonlight, from the provenance of his unusual names- it was rumoured he was born on a fine night (Fairweather), abandoned and found...Read more about "George Fairweather Moonlight 1832-1884"...
With New Zealand troops away in Africa fighting in the Second Boer War (1899-1902) the citizens of Nelson gave a particularly enthusiastic welcome to a contingent from the Indian...Read more about "RIMS Dalhousie"...
Haven Road and Fountain Place
For many decades Haven Road had a distinct estuary character. At low tide the mudflats and changing channels of the Maitai River were exposed, while full tide inspired picture-postcard...Read more about "Haven Road and Fountain Place"...
"A large assemblage of people covered Captain England's jetty and the neighbouring banks and a booth was erected opposite the jetty where the musicians enlivened the scene by playing...Read more about "Nelson's Yachting Cup"...
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