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*Those were the days, the days of the matinee* During the immediate post war years, Saturday matinees were all the rage with our generation of kids. Whether it...Read more about "Nelson Matinee"...
The Collingwood fire of 1904
Collingwood, once a booming gold town and, as Gibbstown, mooted as the nation's capital in the 1850's, was virtually destroyed by fire in 1904. November 7, 1904, was a...Read more about "The Collingwood fire of 1904"...
*Wakapuaka *Over the years the spelling of this area has altered between Whakapuaka and Wakapuaka, as has the pronunciation, depending upon changing dialects. The name originates from the legendary explorer...Read more about "Wakapuaka Cemetery"...
Early Mailboats in the Sounds
In the past, as today, people living in the Sounds required a postal service. Picton had a mail service from Wellington as early as 1856, the first Postmaster...Read more about "Early Mailboats in the Sounds"...
Along the Trafalgar Cycleway - Te Paruparu
In pre-European times Te Paruparu (Nelson Haven) and the Mahitahi/Maitai River formed a mahinga kai or food gathering destination for Māori. Seasonal camps were occupied to gather nature’s bounty. ...Read more about "Along the Trafalgar Cycleway - Te Paruparu "...
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