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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"...
Orchards of the Nelson region
*Stoke Orchards* Stoke once had orchards everywhere, with hawthorn or occasionally gorse or macrocarpa hedges on the boundaries. The population was sparse, so everyone knew everyone. Geoffrey Gates who lived...Read more about "Orchards of the Nelson region"...
Seasonal Workers in 20th Century Motueka
Motueka has long been a highly productive agricultural region, with a focus on tobacco, hops and apples. The region has often struggled to meet the demand for labour, particularly...Read more about "Seasonal Workers in 20th Century Motueka"...
Trathen’s – department store shopping in Nelson The sophistication of department store shopping was introduced to Nelson by the Trathen family, whose flagship building with high, art deco windows...Read more about "Trathens Store"...
Hans Busch 'A Great Miser'
*German settlement* In 1841 the New Zealand Company dispatched an expedition to establish its second New Zealand settlement, to be named Nelson. The Company was very successful in attracting settlers and, ambitious...Read more about "Hans Busch 'A Great Miser'"...