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, yet has never been the same since the first aircraft visit in 1921. After aero clu ...Show more
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 establish the colony of Nelson. Published to mark the 2013 centennial of the Cawthron Steps, the ornate granite s ...Show 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 safeguar ...Show more
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 their prosperous aspect lie many stories of vision, hard work, co-operation and endurance tha ...Show 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.