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Book published to celebrate the Nelson College for Girls 125th Jubilee (1883 to 2008)

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The History of the Nelson District Law Society and the Legal Profession of the Nelson District 1842-2000.

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Nelson has been fortunate. It has kept much of its architectural roots: the past has not been swept away. It is still possible given a bit of fossicking to find remains of all six generations of Nelson's European settlement This inheritance is the subject of this book, with over 580 illustrations of buildings and their arc... read more

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180 pages Puponga, at the base of Farewell Spit in northwest Nelson, is now a quiet holiday settlement where seabirds wheel and call. But in 1919 the silence was regularly broken by the clanking of machinery, the laughter of school children and the whistle of the steam train as it pushed another rake of wagons out along the ... read more

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This book draws on a breadth of sources to bring back memories of the town, its goldfield and the range of characters who celebrated their successes, fled their failures, or simply stayed on to enjoy subsistence lifestyles in a magnificent environment.

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The 3rd Volume of the "Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka" series. Published by Wakatu Incorporation and Huia Publishers Ltd. Contains Maori baptisms, Marriages, censuses, signatories, owners of occupation, tenths and landless native reserves etc. Invaluable for those with whakapapa connections to Te Tau Ihu (Nelson-Marlborough) Some b... read more

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This is the story of Nelson's dairy factories, of the skilled workers and administrators who ran them and the producer boards who managed and directed them.

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Stories from The Nelson Yacht Club 1857 - 2007

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The Boulder Writers, initially named the Faraday Group, was formed in 1997 by Rosemary Purse and subsequently guided by Kate O Neill until 2000. Members are based in Nelson and Golden Bay Their first book, Boulder Writers 1, was published in 2000. All members write poetry and most also write in other genres.

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A history of the Wakapuaka region of Nelson from Maori settlement to the late twentieth century. A comprehensive listing of European settlers, including all the well known names of the area.

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Nelson resident Will Foote tells of his childhood and cricket, racism and religion, schools and spybases, war and peace in this anecdotal autobiography. A committed pacifist, Will spent several years during WWII as a "guest of the government" in military defaulters' camps in the central North Island. He remains a dedicated... read more

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Reprint - Limited edition of 100 - Numbered and signed by author. Arguably, the motor racing on Nelson's Back Beach set the seal on the region as a summer holiday destination in the post second world war era. It was held as a two day meeting every New Year from the last day of 1949 to the New Year of 1977 and the Nelson Ca... read more

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Tasman District is the most geographically diverse region in New Zealand. In the space of an hour you can move from a snow-capped mountain to a beach on the shore of Tasman Bay. This guide introduces you to some of the towns and villages around the district.

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Through stunning images, Fever encapsulates the Rugby World Cup 2011 from an unashamedly Nelson viewpoint.
From a Friday evening in early September, when an Air New Zealand Q300 carrying the Italian rugby team touched down in Nelson, to a Sunday night in October, ending with Richie McCaw raising the Webb Ellis Cup high ... read more

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Some crazy ideas are worth acting on. In June 1979 Alan Stanton had one of those  – to save Nelson’s magnificent Fairfield House. It had begun its life as a humble working family’s cottage in the 1850s, been extended into a graceful grand home by the influential Arthur and Jane Maria Atkinson from the 1... read more

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