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Nelson Historical Society Journal, Volume 3, Issue 1, October 1974


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The Nelson Historical Society has recently held its Twentieth Annual General Meeting and no doubt members will agree that our organisation is continuing to foster the purposes for which it was formed so many years ago.

We continue to interest our members and the public in the history which concerns the northern end of the South Island—the area which was originally the Nelson Province. Some of our field trips have been into the Marlborough region. It should be remembered that the early history of the two provinces is closely interwoven. We have most cordial relationships with the members of the Marlborough Historical Society and we value their co-operation.

It is our intention to publish material of historical interest which would not otherwise be published. As well we will continue to produce the Society Journal at intervals. To this end we would ask members to submit historical articles which could be considered by the Editor for publication. A wider circle of interest could thus be created.

It is with regret that we record the death of the well known Motueka historian, the late Mr H. N. Murray. His research, collection and writing, has greatly assisted the preservation of our local history. We trust that his example will inspire others in this task.

J. N. W. Newport,

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