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From native forest to English garden Following the establishment of the town of Nelson by the London-based New Zealand Company, in 1842, European settlers were quick to make their mark on...Read more about "The Wood"...
The Greig Brother's of Dillons Point; Early Settlers of Beaver Station
Settlers came from all walks of life and all nations when the New Zealand Company[sitetree_link,id=113] began promoting farmlands ripe for the picking in Aotearoa. Two Scottish boys, aged in...Read more about "The Greig Brother's of Dillons Point; Early Settlers of Beaver Station"...
Te Tau Ihu and astronomy
The Nelson region has had some interesting and significant connections with astronomy - from the era of Kupe, to the Black Birch observatory. The Nelson Science Society continues to...Read more about "Te Tau Ihu and astronomy"...
The theft of Nelson's Mayoral chain
On Saturday 3 December 1977 burglars broke into the office of Roy McLennan, the current Mayor of Nelson and stole the $3000 mayoral chain, along with Christmas presents...Read more about "The theft of Nelson's Mayoral chain"...
The Mahitahi or Maitai River
The river flowing through Whakatū, or Nelson is commonly known as the Maitai, however this is probably a corruption of its original name of Mahitahi or Maitahi. The...Read more about "The Mahitahi or Maitai River"...
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