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  1. From Cairo to Ngatimoti
    Around the world in 100 years, the WWI postcard that lost its way. A Ngatimoti family story. read more
  2. Trask Memorial Gates Queens Gardens
    The Trask Memorial Gates into Queens Gardens commemorate a former Nelson Mayor who was instrumental in creating the gardens. read more
  3. Blick Cloth
    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 rough ... read more
  4. John and Anne Batt
    A story of early settlement in Nelson read more
  5. Ropoama's Spring
    There is some debate around the location and story behind the plaque marking Ropoama's Spring in Waikawa. read more
  6. Marlborough's first newspaper
    Marlborough Province's first newspaper was started on 6 January 1860, in Blenheim, before moving to Picton the following year. read more
  7. The Picton volunteers
    The Picton Volunteers, or Waitohi Rifles, were active from 1860 to 1910 read more
  8. Nelson City Luncheon Club
    One of Nelson's older Institutions, the Nelson City Luncheon Club, voted to cease activity at the end of 2016. The Club had been active for 72 years... read more
  9. William Moore. Nelson First Public School Teacher
    William Moore was the first public school teacher in Nelson. He went on to set up and teach at other schools across the region. read more
  10. HMS New Zealand visits Picton
    In 1913, Picton was visited by the largest warship that had ever come to New Zealand, the HMS New Zealand. read more