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Founders Park: Nelson's Secret Village On March 1st, 1986, hundreds of Nelsonians gathered along Atawhai Drive to pay witness to the opening of Founders Park. Waiting outside the large...Read more about "Founders Park"...
Colonial Summers While family and friends back ‘home' spent the Christmas/New Year period engaged in traditional cold weather activities, Nelson's earliest European settlers found the colonial holiday period to be...Read more about "Colonial Summers"...
Nelson's Queens Gardens
Nelson's Queens Gardens have been a prominent feature in Nelson City for over a century. The development of the beautiful Victorian styled gardens first began on the 22nd of...Read more about "Nelson's Queens Gardens"...
New Zealand's first rugby club
On 30 May 1868 a notable event occurred in the small town of Nelson: the formation of The Nelson Football Club which, within two years, became the Nelson Rugby Football Club. This was...Read more about "New Zealand's first rugby club"...
Graves of Fairfield Park
Fairfield Park, one of Nelson’s first cemeteries, was created in 1851 and over 78 people were buried here before it closed in 1910. It had various names, including...Read more about "Graves of Fairfield Park"...