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Wreck of the Penguin
The worst shipwreck in New Zealand, during the 20th century, happened in Cook Strait and was of the regular passenger ship taking people from Picton to Wellington. Penguin...Read more about "Wreck of the 'Penguin'"...
Wreck of the Queen Bee
The Queen Bee was a wooden barque of between 700 and 800 tons. A fine, roomy ship, she was one of the earliest vessels to bring immigrants to...Read more about "Wreck of the Queen Bee"...
Nile Street Walk
Nine Near Nile This walk takes you through a slice of Nelson's history. Take an actual or virtual walk around the streets using the GPS and audio links below. The audio...Read more about "Nile Street Walk"...
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"...
Along the Trafalgar Cycleway - Te Paruparu
In pre-European times Te Paruparu (Nelson Haven) and the Mahitahi/Maitai River formed a mahinga kai or food gathering destination for Māori. Seasonal camps were occupied to gather nature’s bounty. ...Read more about "Along the Trafalgar Cycleway - Te Paruparu "...