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  1. Lyell
    Lyell attained a population of over two thousand and was the chief producer of gold in the Buller district. It created opportunities for aspiring mine... read more
  2. Judge Conolly
    Lawyer Edward Tennyson Connolly came to New Zealand from Middlesex, England, in 1865, and settled in Picton, becoming one of the town’s leading person... read more
  3. Auckland Point School
    Auckland Point School, opening in 1927, was once one of the largest schools in Nelson. read more
  4. Sid Harling
    Sid Harling was Blenheim mayor, 1962-1977, and an ideas man read more
  5. Bishopdale College
    A unique and inspirational institution, Bishopdale Theological College is the only college of its kind to ever exist in provincial New Zealand read more
  6. Frederick Nelson Jones
    F.N. Jones led and interesting and varied life - jumping between a number of occupations: a saddler, an inventor, a photojournalist and an amusement ... read more
  7. Nelson Golf Club
    Nelson Golf Club has been an important part of Nelson's Recreational life since 1897 read more
  8. Skiing at Mt. Robert
    Skiing is not just a sport, it's a lifestyle. Ever since 1944, Mt Robert was filled with skiers enjoying the great outdoors in winter. A tradition wh... read more
  9. Samuel Ironside
    The Reverend Samuel Ironside was a pioneering figure in the introduction of Christianity to early New Zealanders. read more
  10. Shelbourne Street Gaol
    The Nelson gaol housed the Maungatapu Murderers and was also the location of a murder suicide, before it closed in 1898. read more