2018 Programme from March to May


PROGRAMME, March – MAY 2018


Thursday, 1 March at 2.00 pm. at the Tasman District Council Library.  Rob Packer and Barney Brewster will give a talk about the production of their recent book – a collection of Nelson Postcards.

Monday, 12 March at 7.30 pm. The Nelson Historical Society’s meeting to be held in the Nelson Masonic Lodge, 109 Nile Street.   Darryl Gallagher, Curator of the Photographic Collection, Nelson Provincial Museum  will talk about the Museum’s Photographic Collection – its digitisation and conservation.

This meeting is just brought to the attention of WSHS members who may wish to go.

Saturday, 24 March.  The Nelson Historical Society is going on a Field Trip to western Golden Bay to study the Puponga coal industry. There will be a stop off at the Museum in Takaka to visit the Whalery. WSHS members are free to go on this trip as individuals and/or car pool with others. Further details will be advised when they are available.  We are counting this trip as our meeting for March.

Thursday 26 April.   A Field trip to St Michael’s Church, Waimea West.  Meet at the church at 2.00pm.  Diane Higgins will be our tour guide. Then on to Stafford House, 61 Redwood Road at 3.30 where we will be hosted by the lady of the house, Diana Smith. Bring afternoon tea, which will be taken on the lawn or in the historic stables if the weather is not so fine.

Tuesday 22 May. Annual General Meeting at 2.00 pm at the Tasman District Library.   Please make a special effort to attend this important event in the life of our Society.  Karen Dickerson of the Tasman District Library staff will talk on Tracing your NZ Ancestors via the most useful websites including Papers Past.




Our General Meetings will start at 2.00pm. Speakers are going to be told that they start at 2.30 pm and have 35 minutes of time available.

Our normal meeting day is a Tuesday, but note the alternative day listed above for the 1 March and 26th April Meetings

The Committee will now provide the afternoon tea for the meetings held in the Library. 



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