Nelson : A Regional History by Jim McAloon.

This book covers the history of Nelson from European settlement, through periods of growth and change in society, government and industry to the end of the 20th century.

Nelson: A Regional History brims with anecdotes: about local politicians such as David Munro; campaigners like Sonja Davies and Mary Ann Muller; and religious leaders such as Andrew Suter. It is full of photographs and sketches from the area. It also celebrates Nelson’s natural attractions and those who have fought to retain and enhance them.