snippets-history-mother-daughterSnippets of History

Snippets of History contains various moments of Nelson’s history, detailing settlers arrival, brutal conflicts, humorous stories and much more. A great read if you are interested in the heritage of Nelson, with stories from both great and small characters in Nelson’s rich history.

There are three volumes of Snippets of History available in printed form from Marsden House and Radio Nelson. There is also a double-disc CD pack with both Volume One and Volume Two snippets.Contact us to find out more about how you can get your copy of Snippets of History.

Snippets of History Volume One

From the back of the book:
“Nelson has been called home by some truly outstanding characters. Their lives have been remembered here in these pages, their stories make for fascinating reading. Some lived extraordinary lives, and achieved great things that changed the landscape and the direction of Nelson in tangible ways that can still be seen today. Others are just ordinary people, who did something significant or remarkable, influencing their neighbours or community, and have their story remembered here.”

Cost: $15

Snippets of History Volume Two

From the back of the book:
“These fascinating stories are snapshots of the characters and events of our local history. The tales evoke vivid images, rich with the sights and sounds of the Nelson that our early pioneers inhabited. These informative ‘snippets’, originally researched and compiled by Arch Barclay and aired on Radio Nelson, have been woven together from anecdotes, memories, quotes and archives of the settlers of Nelson.”

Cost: $15

CD Snippets of History – Volumes One and Two

This is a double-disc CD collection of the Generations of Nelson snippets that originally aired on Radio Nelson. Each snippet is spoken by Arch Barclay, who also researched and wrote the snippets. The Snippets of History books are based on the audio tracks in this collection.

There are a total of 197 snippets, with a total running time of 140minutes.

Cost: $25