Aviation's influenece on Nelson has been profound. With challenging road access, no rail link and the barrier of Cook Strait, Nelson had the reputation of being a 'sleepy hollow'. It was isolated and in some way still is, y... read more
A well-researched and lavishly illustrated account of our boulder bank - the largest in the world. Nelson author, Karen Warren, details its formation, natural history, Maori legend and use, the associated history of European settlement and Nelson City, and she makes suggestions on how it can be safeguarded.
Meet You At The Church Steps captures the unfolding social tapestry that has played out on Church Hill and its historic steps since the arrival in November 1841 of the New Zealand Company to es... read more
The Heaphy Track has a long and rich history that stretches back to pre-European times. Archaeological evidence from the mouth of the Heaphy River indicates that Maori may have been present from the late 1400s during what is referred... read more
The Story of the Hadfield Family Frederick Brown Hadfield arrived in Nelson in 1858 with his family. Two sons, Harry Roodhouse Hadfield and William Welby Hadfield, farmed at Awaroa Bay from 1863; this book centres on William and his wife Adele, nee Martha Adele Ann Snow, and their descendants.
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Protecting the scenic jewel of the Hokitika Gorge, 25 kilometres southeast of the greenstone centre of Hokitika, are the lush, green pasturelands of the Kokatahi and Kowhitirangi dairy-farming districts. Behind thei... read more
The fourth in a series of Golden Bay photo histories. 160 full-page black and white photographs from museums and private albums cover the area north of Collingwood, including coalmining, farming, shipping, schools and social history from the 1880's to the 1960's.