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Motueka and early settlement
Around 1839-1840, the Ngāti Rārua and Te Ātiawa people living in the Motueka region heard that a European settlement was likely to be established there and realised this offered ...Read more about "Motueka and early settlement"...
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"...
Battle of the Somme
Nelson and the Battle of the Somme The Battle of the Somme, fought in northern France, was one of the bloodiest of World War One. For five months,...Read more about "Nelson troops at the Battle of the Somme"...
Nelson Street Names
When the first settlers arrived in Nelson in 1841 under the Wakefield Company settlement plan, the first committee they set up was the street naming committee. Unfortunately it proved...Read more about "Nelson Street Names"...
*Life of a pastoral station * Prior to European settlement, there was an abundance of seafood, eels and ducks in the area which was to become the South Island's...Read more about "Flaxbourne"...
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