Battle of the Somme
Nelson and the Battle of the Somme The Battle of the Somme, fought in northern France, was one of the bloodiest of World War One. For five months,...Read more about "Nelson troops at the Battle of the Somme"...
George Lawrence and the elephants of Wakefield The Waimea South Historical Society was recently gifted two intriguing photographs, of elephants bathing in the Wai-iti River and penned beside the...Read more about "George Lawrence"...
Resolution Bay or Atapu
It has been suggested that the Māori name for this bay, which is off Tōtaranui/ Queen Charlotte Sound, should perhaps be O-Tapu, (a sacred place) or Ata-po (early dawn). Captain...Read more about "Resolution Bay or Atapu"...
Nelson City Luncheon Club
One of Nelson's older Institutions - the Nelson City Luncheon Club voted to cease activity at the end of 2016. The Club had been active for 72 years...Read more about "Nelson City Luncheon Club"...
The Picton volunteers
In early Pakeha settlement, the tradition of a voluntary military service was carried over from England, and a Volunteer Corps[http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-Cyc02Cycl-t1-body1-d1-d19-d7.html] was formed in New Zealand, mainly because of the perceived threat...Read more about "The Picton volunteers"...
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