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Nelson’s Early Churches
The first settlers to Nelson brought with them a variety of religious beliefs and backgrounds. The system of hierarchy and emphasis on religion in immigrants' homelands were important, and...Read more about "Nelson’s Early Churches"...
The traditional name for the river flowing through Nelson City was “Mahitahi”, truncated to “Maitai” from early colonial times. For centuries the Maitai Valley has been an important access...Read more about "Mahitahi River"...
George Lawrence and the elephants of Wakefield The Waimea South Historical Society was recently gifted two intriguing photographs, of elephants bathing in the Wai-iti River and penned beside the...Read more about "George Lawrence"...
The Nelson Volunteer Fire Brigade
*The early years from 1858-1868* The history of Nelson's early Volunteer Fire Brigade is difficult to trace. The earliest reference to it is September 18581, when a meeting was...Read more about "The Nelson Volunteer Fire Brigade"...
The Mahitahi/Maitai Valley to the east of Nelson city is a popular recreational area, with numerous picnic and swimming spots. These include Black Hole, Dennes Hole, Sunday Hole, Sharlands...Read more about "Mahitahi or Maitai Valley, Nelson"...