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A self-made man who used his considerable fortune to make many gifts to his adopted city, Nelson. Thomas Cawthron has left many enduring legacies, including the Church steps...Read more about "Thomas Cawthron 1833-1915"...
Shakespeare Bay is a deepwater harbour just to the West of the main Picton harbour, separated by Kaipupu Point, now a wildlife sanctuary. Although there is no record of...Read more about "Shakespeare Bay"...
Construction of Rocks Road and sea wall
*Rocky Road to Completion* When Frederick Tuckett, the chief surveyor of the New Zealand Company, was setting out the plan for Nelson, the only viable access to the farmlands...Read more about "Construction of Rocks Road and sea wall"...
Ellen Dougherty, Nurse
Ellen Dougherty was born at Cutters Bay, Marlborough, New Zealand, on 20 September 1844. Her father had been a whaler for some years before establishing a whaling station...Read more about "Ellen Dougherty, Nurse"...
Waimea River Stopbank
Stopping a wipe out Before the building of the stopbank by the Nelson Catchment Board between 1957-63, floods were a major problem at the mouth of the Waimea River....Read more about "Waimea River Stopbank"...