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The Mayoral Shop
The premises at 83-86 Bridge Street in Nelson were the birthplace of the mayoral ambitions of three families. The first owner Moss Davis (1847-1933), an early Nelson Jewish merchant,...Read more about "The Mayoral Shop"...
Shelbourne Street Gaol
Unwanted, Unneeded, Unremembered: The Life of the Nelson Gaol 1850-1898 The Nelson Gaol built in Shelbourne Street, in 1850, is little known or remembered as part of modern day...Read more about "Shelbourne Street Gaol"...
Born to go to sea
The Williams family The Williams family have lived and worked in the Nelson region since 1890. Successive generations have had a long association with the sea. Anchor shipping company...Read more about "Born to go to sea"...
Early Jewish Settlement in Nelson
Jewish traders were recorded in New Zealand as early as 1829 - probably sealers and whalers[marlborough-sounds-whaling/]. Settlers arrived with the New Zealand Company[new-zealand-company/], established in 1839 by Edward Gibbon Wakefield...Read more about "Early Jewish Settlement in Nelson"...
Charles Yates Fell and his Memorial
Charles Yates Fell was born in Nelson in 1844. He was the son of Alfred Fell, merchant and early settler, brother of the English politician Arthur Fell[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Fell] and grandson of...Read more about "Charles Yates Fell and his Memorial"...