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The Mayoral Shop
The premises at 83-86 Bridge Street in Nelson were the birthplace of the mayoral ambitions of three families. The first owner Moss Davis (1847-1933), an early Nelson Jewish merchant,...Read more about "The Mayoral Shop"...
Our Anzac losses - the Jackson family
So many Picton and Sounds families lost loved ones during World War I; four grandsons of James (Jimmy) and Emma Jackson were killed. Jimmy Jackson was one of...Read more about "Our Anzac losses - the Jackson family"...
F. G. Gibbs' life never lacked adventure, drama and determination and, as Gibbs enthusiast Nigel Costley writes, Nelson would have been much poorer without him. F.G. Gibbs F...Read more about "Fred Gibbs"...
William Bishop - Early Nelson Settler
William Bishop (born 1817 and died 1884), my grandmother’s father, arrived in New Zealand from Bath in 1843 on the barque London (388 tons). William would appear to be...Read more about "William Bishop - Early Nelson Settler"...
Māori occupied the Rai and Te Hoiere/Pelorus until 1828, when Te Rauparaha's[te-rauparahas-account/] war parties occupied Te Tau Ihu and local Māori were killed or scattered from their lands. They...Read more about "Rai Valley"...
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