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Journal of the Nelson and Marlborough Historical Societies, Volume 2, Issue 1, 1987


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This, the first issue of Volume Two of the Nelson and Marlborough Historical Societies' Journal, marks a major change in format. The larger size will allow more flexibility in layout and improve presentation of photographs, particularly the older, historical ones. The printers of previous Journals, R. W. Stiles and Co., were not available to print this issue in an enlarged format and I acknowledge their past interest and support.

I also thank the authors of the various articles in this issue. It is important that our history continues to be made known and in this our Journal has an important role. It is also imperative that historical material is preserved and we are fortunate that both Nelson and Marlborough have centres where archives are kept.

Any old papers, photographs, diaries, company or club records should be appraised by staff at the Nelson Provincial Museum, or by the Archives Committee of the Marlborough Historical Society, before disposal. We must also ensure that both organisations continue to receive sufficient financial support to continue their valuable roles.

Finally, on behalf of both Societies, I thank Dawn Smith, your editor, John Davies of the Marlborough Historical Society and Ian Simpson, who negotiated with various printers so that we could go to a larger Journal size.

Mike Johnston,

Nelson Historical Society.