Nelson Historical Society Journal
Digitisation of the Nelson Historical Society's journals is a collaborative project between Friends of the Nelson Library and the New Zealand Electronic Text Centre. The Journal has undergone several name changes:
- Journal of the Nelson Historical Society (vols. 1-3)
- Journal of the Nelson and Marlborough Historical Societies (vol 1-2)
- Nelson Historical Society Journal (vols 6- . The previous 2 volumes were taken as vols 4 & 5 in the journal run)
To find articles or subjects within the journal:
- Browse journal issues below - the link for each journal issue goes to the journal contents page with a link to the full text article, OR
- use the (enter your search terms and use the drop down menu at the bottom of the screen to limit your result to the project: Journal of the Nelson Historical Society), OR
- use National Library's to locate the full text articles (select search, then use the advanced search option, enter your search terms in the top box, use the drop down menu to change the second box to search for Source Journal, and enter Nelson Historical Journal as an "all the words" search), OR
- use : enter your search terms and add NZETC. Restrict the search to pages from New Zealand.
About the Journal
The first issue of the Journal of the Nelson Historical Society Incorporated was published in November 1955 with James Paterson as the editor. The succeeding five issues of Volume One appeared between 1957 and 1964. Conditions for the inclusion of material were formalised in 1959, with only original material to be accepted. Two further volumes were published between 1966 and 1980. Dr was the editor from 1966 to 1977 and was succeeded by .
In 1981 the Marlborough Historical Society joined the enterprise and the title changed to Journal of the Nelson and Marlborough Societies. Two volumes were published between 1981 and 1995, with becoming editor in 1986. The Marlborough Historical Society withdrew in 1996 and the title became the Nelson Historical Society Journal, with publication continuing as copy becomes available.
Although most textual content in this project is available under the , permission from the owner or copyright holder must be obtained to re-use any images reproduced in the Journals. Requests for the re-use of any images should be directed in the first instance to