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Ghosts of Albion Square: Government, Gangsters and Gadgets

Thursday 26th April 2018

Discover secrets, uncover mysteries, share stories, and re-live dramas surrounding the people, buildings and sites associated with our central city heritage precinct, Albion Square.

You'll learn about about the fate of the grand Nelson Provincial Government Buildings, the fire engine house that was used as a morgue for the Maungatapu murder victims, the oldest pillar post box still in continuous use, the former Hardy Street Girls School, the survey chain test, the trout hatchery, and much more.

Collect a map from the gazebo in front of the courthouse in Bridge Street, then walk in your own time between the sites in Albion Square. You’ll hear Nelson Historical Society members sharing 10 minute stories about these fascinating relics from the past. (Stories repeated roughly every 15 minutes from 4.30pm).

Bring your children, and spark their interest in our history.

Family Friendly Free


April 26




Nelson & suburbs


Albion Square
Bridge and Hardy Streets, beside Queen's Gardens
Albion Square is where the police station and court house are located.

Tickets, Bookings and Entry


Ph. 027 667 6898

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