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John Kidson 1808-1875
Gardener, Nelson settler, participant in Wairau Affray and New Zealand Company agitator John and Amelia Kidson both had secure jobs in England - he was a gardener at the...Read more about "John Kidson (senior) 1808-1875"...
The Bishop Suter Art Gallery
The death of a bishop, and the determination of his widow to found a gallery in his name for the people of Nelson, led to the establishment of...Read more about "The Bishop Suter Art Gallery"...
From native forest to English garden Following the establishment of the town of Nelson by the London-based New Zealand Company, in 1842, European settlers were quick to make their mark on...Read more about "The Wood"...
Fruit for the picking
There is a little known secret in the Top of the South - Free Food for the picking. Yes, fruit trees are now being grown in public places,...Read more about "Fruit for the picking"...
Vinings of Nelson and the motor industry
When William Graeme Vining boarded a ship bound for New Zealand in 1892 he had no idea where his road to a better life would lead him. W.G....Read more about "Vinings of Nelson and the motor industry"...