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Viv Broughton, QSM
Vivien Mary Broughton has lived all her life in Blenheim. She has contributed to the well-being of countless people. This was acknowledged in 2011 when, aged sixty-two, she...Read more about "Viv Broughton, QSM"...
Motueka and early settlement
Around 1839-1840, the Ngāti Rārua and Te Ātiawa people living in the Motueka region heard that a European settlement was likely to be established there and realised this offered ...Read more about "Motueka and early settlement"...
Colonial furniture makers in Nelson
Furniture for a colonial life The colonial settlement of Nelson was among the first in New Zealand to establish a furniture making industry and examples of colonial furniture from...Read more about "Colonial furniture makers in Nelson"...
How Brightwater got its name
"Bright water for me" According to some sources, Brightwater was named after the bright, clear waters of the Wairoa River. In part this may be true, but it seems...Read more about "How Brightwater got its name"...
Isaac Jacobsen - colonial Nelson architect and builder
Isaac Jacobsen, a man described as one of Nelson's early unsung heroes, was the subject of a meeting of the Nelson Historical Society in August 2012. Jane Baird of...Read more about "Isaac Jacobsen - colonial Nelson architect and builder"...
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