Nelson's Signal Station and the Time Gun
Britannia Heights in Nelson was once known as Signal Hill. The Songer tree, a Sequoiadendron giganteum, now marks the site from which the state of the tide was signalled to incoming vessels and...Read more about "Nelson's Signal Station and the Time Gun"...
Nelson School of Music
A Unique Vision When Nelson's European settlers wanted music, they had to make it themselves. By 1852, the small Nelson community, then numbering more than 2000, had formed a...Read more about "Nelson School of Music"...
Nelson's gateway sculptures
The Novella Sculpture “Nau mai ki tōku Āhuru Mōwai” – Welcome to my safe home, to my sheltered haven. He wāhi e tau ana te wairua pai, e marino...Read more about "Nelson's gateway sculptures"...
Ngawhatu Hospital, Orphanage and Valley
*The Orphanage Era of Ngawhatu Valley* Orphanage stream in in Stoke takes its name from a Roman Catholic home for boys which was once sited in the Ngawhatu Valley. Commonly called...Read more about "Ngawhatu Hospital, Orphanage and Valley"...
Brightwater's School for Girls - 1880-1889
In the late 1870s the population of Brightwater grew very quickly. Schools in the area included Spring Grove School and River Terrace School, but both schools were very overcrowded...Read more about "Brightwater's School for Girls - 1880-1889"...
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