Category Archives: History
Back in 2014, the Nelson Mail wrote : The “haunted” Hoult house stands – well, up to a point – in a paddock alongside State Highway 6 at Wai-iti. The original Hoult, Joseph, arrived in Nelson on the Prince of … Continue reading
From theprow.org.nz The Early Settlers sculpture depicts a young migrant family arriving in Nelson around 1842 and marks an early landing site for both Māori and early settlers. The man, his wife and daughter stand facing their new life ahead … Continue reading
Founders’ fathers, actually. Founders Organic Brewery is currently run by John Duncan and his sons, Callum and Matt. Started by Great-great-great-great-great-great granddad in 1854. Reason enough to put in on your label….
Mature trees now obscure the cathedral, parking’s changed from parallel to angled, the backpackers look more feral, but I bet that Honda Accord is still driving around somewhere, no Warrant of Fitness, no registration, no insurance….
Seafarer memorial on Nelson’s waterfront
Phormium tenax. or harakeke After Māori arrived in New Zealand, from around 1250, they discovered the useful properties of flax. The nectar from its flowers made a sweet drink. The roots could be crushed to make poultices for skin infections, … Continue reading