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Matthew Campbell is typical of many of the early Nelson immigrants. He flourished in the egalitarian colonial society he settled in, and was instrumental in laying the foundation of...Read more about "Matthew Campbell 1815-1883"...
Mrs France and Billy Carr's Hardware Store
Billy Carr Billy Carr's hardware store was a prominent building in Blenheim for many years from the time it opened in 1881. Many people back then had their own...Read more about "Mrs France and Billy Carr's Hardware Store"...
*Scottish town on the Wairau Plain * Scotsman, Dr Thomas Renwick, was the ship's surgeon on the Thomas Harrison, which arrived in Nelson in 1842. He bought Dumgree in the Awatere in 1848,...Read more about "Early Renwick"...
Development of tertiary education
The first European settlers brought a desire to better themselves and their children through education and vocational training. This vision became reality through various institutions in Nelson and Marlborough,...Read more about "Development of tertiary education"...
Marlborough Women Standing tall
*Strong Women - Standing tall* The franchising of women did not immediately change women’s lives for the better. There was still discrimination and few opportunities available. However there are remarkable women...Read more about "Marlborough Women Standing tall"...
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