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  1. Madge Wilson
    Madge Wilson tells the story of her home in Russell Street, and her early life in Nelson read more
  2. Picton Bloaters
    Sardines, pilchards and herring were the famous ‘Picton Bloaters. From earliest settlement there were huge seasonal shoals in Queen Charlotte Sound, c... read more
  3. Brown Barrett's Cannery in Picton
    The Auckland-based Brown Barrett Company established a cannery in Picton to take advantage of the plentiful supply of pilchards in Queen Charlotte Sou... read more
  4. Dame Cath and Sir Greg of Māpua pua
    A mock knighthood of Māpua’s Greg Olsen at a historic gathering in Golden Bay to celebrate the achievements of Dutch explorer Abel Tasman resulted in ... read more
  5. Mary Ethel Hunter
    Mary, or May, Hunter was a prohibitionist, nurse, lay preacher and matron. Her life is recalled by her daughter. read more
  6. The Nelson piecart
    Jim Samuels ran a very successful piecart before setting up an equally successful rose nursery read more
  7. Hope Saddle Accommodation house
    The Accommodation house on Hope Saddle may have disappeared, but its story lives on in Mark Moorhouse's recollections read more
  8. Gold Point Mining
    There was once a gold mine in Queen Charlotte Sound. Andy Baldwin has been exploring. read more
  9. N. W Jellyman (1895-1917)
    Norman Jellyman was a member of the Stoke Jellyman family, who died serving his country at the Battle of Messines in 1917. read more
  10. The first Taranaki War and Te Tau Ihu
    The First Taranaki War was an event of great significance in New Zealand history. The event took place in Taranaki, yet its effects were felt through... read more