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  1. The Murder of James Flood
    The Murder of James Flood shocked the town of Picton and the nation, however the murderer, Edward Tarrant was brought to justice with local help. The ... read more
  2. The Wreck of the Lastingham 1884
    The Lastingham was wrecked in a storm off Port Jackson in 1884. The story of those who survived and those who did not, is a sorry one. read more
  3. Teddy Rennell of Leatham Valley
    Teddy Rennell was a true pioneer in the Leatham Valley. This is an account of his, and his family's story, in Waimea South, then Marlborough from the ... read more
  4. The Hill Family of Nelson - history and connections
    The Hill family, once of Bristol, were early Nelson settlers, with connections to the Wastney family of Wakapuaka. read more
  5. Esther Lock
    Esther Lock, wife of Nelson Mayor William Lock, first came to prominence in 1914, when, on the outbreak of World War 1 she established a committee of... read more
  6. The Kingsbury Trail to Nelson
    More than half of the emigrants from Kingsbury Episcopi , Somerset, England, went to New Zealand. What is interesting about this movement is the conce... read more
  7. Bernard and Dorothea Moller
    Bernard and Dorothea Moller were known as local philanthropists in late 19th Century Nelson. read more
  8. Australasia's First Superstar - Tex Morton
    Nelson born country music singer Tex Morton became Australasia's first superstar. read more
  9. Ann Bird
    One of the first women ashore from the ship Fifeshire in 1842, Ann Bird (nee Wilkins) and carpenter husband Reuben were ready for a fresh start in a n... read more
  10. Nelson gets a street fire alarm system
    Alice Jennings tested the new Nelson city fire alarm system in 1937. read more