Early Mailboats in the Sounds
In the past, as today, people living in the Sounds required a postal service. Picton had a mail service from Wellington as early as 1856, the first Postmaster...Read more about "Early Mailboats in the Sounds"...
Along the Trafalgar Cycleway - Te Paruparu
In pre-European times Te Paruparu (Nelson Haven) and the Mahitahi/Maitai River formed a mahinga kai or food gathering destination for Māori. Seasonal camps were occupied to gather nature’s bounty. ...Read more about "Along the Trafalgar Cycleway - Te Paruparu "...
Nelson's Riverside Pool
Nelson's Municipal Pool The opening of Nelson's Municipal Pool in November 19271 by Mayor W.J Moffatt was well attended. It was a major undertaking for the Council, given the...Read more about "Nelson's Riverside Pool"...
Tāhunanui, an area of dynamic landscape, has had a history independent of the Town of Nelson. *The name * Tāhunanui Beach was commonly known as ‘The Sands' until a competition...Read more about "Tāhunanui"...
*The highs and lows of goldmining* Graveyards have an international reputation for being 'spooky', but when you are standing in the graveyard of a deceased town, 'spooky' takes on...Read more about "Lyell"...
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