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Early colonial life in Nelson
Nelson’s early Europeans Who were the first European colonists to Nelson? What kind of people were they? They were tough and inventive. Nelson’s first European houses were often built from...Read more about "Early colonial life in Nelson"...
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 Picton volunteers
In early Pakeha settlement, the tradition of a voluntary military service was carried over from England, and a Volunteer Corps[http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-Cyc02Cycl-t1-body1-d1-d19-d7.html] was formed in New Zealand, mainly because of the perceived threat...Read more about "The Picton volunteers"...
Broadgreen’s Domestic and Ground staff of the 1860s As was befitting an affluent middle-class family such as the Buxtons[sitetree_link,id=535] of Broadgreen House[sitetree_link,id=348] in Stoke, paid staff looked after domestic and...Read more about "Upstairs Downstairs"...
The Saxton legacy
Bridging Nelson City and Tasman District, Saxton Field[http://nelson.govt.nz/recreation/venues-and-grounds/saxton-field/saxton-field-history/] is a major regional sporting facility, but the land it sits on used to be part of a large farm originally...Read more about "The Saxton legacy"...
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