The Nelson Bank
*Nelson led the way with its own money* A One Pound note of the ‘Nelson Bank' of Morrison and Sclander dated 1 July 1851. The reverse of...Read more about "The Nelson Bank"...
Māori heritage The earliest human footprints across the Mahitahi floodplain, upon which Nelson City now sits, belong to the tangata whenua and manawhenua tribes of Whakatū. What is now Alton Street...Read more about "Alton Street"...
Streets and Quays of Port Nelson
What's in a Name? Have you ever wondered about the naming of streets and quays around the port? Some names honour chairmen of the Nelson Harbour Board and...Read more about "Streets and Quays of Port Nelson"...
Nelson Street Names
When the first settlers arrived in Nelson in 1841 under the Wakefield Company settlement plan, the first committee they set up was the street naming committee. Unfortunately it proved...Read more about "Nelson Street Names"...
The Adamant and the Cospatrick
The arrival of the first sailing ships, Arrow, Will Watch and Whitby, into Nelson Haven on Sunday 31 October marked the beginning of a remarkable period of history...Read more about "The Adamant and the Cospatrick"...
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