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New Zealand’s first game of rugby
The crowd of Nelsonians gathered at The Botanics one May day in 1870 had no idea that they were witnessing the birth of a New Zealand tradition, rugby..... ...Read more about "New Zealand’s first game of rugby"...
Nelson and Women’s Suffrage
The Women’s Suffrage Petition of 1893, which was a major contributor to the success of the Electoral Act in that same year, giving women the right to vote,...Read more about "Nelson and Women’s Suffrage "...
Blick Cloth is reputed to be the first woven cloth in New Zealand. It was also known as Nelson Cloth or Nelson Tweed, and was 'described as 'good...Read more about "Blick Cloth"...
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"...
The hilltop overlooking Whakatü is known to Mäori as Piki mai, which translates as ‘climb hither'. Piki mai was a staging point for the pakohe[pakohe-argillite/] (argillite) industry, the nearest...Read more about "Piki mai "...
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