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The Wreck of the Lastingham 1884
Being a country surrounded by the ocean New Zealand has experienced hundreds of shipwrecks claiming tremendous amounts of lives. Cook Strait is no exception to other stretches of our...Read more about "The Wreck of the Lastingham 1884"...
Dutch Settlement in Nelson
The 1950s Dutch migrants have been called a ‘lost generation[http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/dutch/page-3]', scarred by the disruptions and trauma of economic depression and military occupation in the Netherlands. On reaching their adopted country,...Read more about "Dutch Settlement in Nelson"...
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"...
Buxton and Company Nelson Merchants
E. Buxton & Co Merchants was an importing and exporting business, selling everything from apple trees to firearms, women's hosiery to sausage skins. The business, first opened in 1855,...Read more about "Buxton and Company Nelson Merchants"...
Emerging from the bush The discovery of gold and the search for grazing land were the initial driving forces behind the establishment of the township of Hampden - named...Read more about "Murchison"...