Story: Nelson region

Edward Stafford's house (1st of 2)

Edward Stafford's house

This George Channing watercolour shows the Nelson house of Edward Stafford, possibly in Haven Road, in the 1860s. Stafford bought the house from the New Zealand Company in 1849. In 1846 he had married the daughter of William Wakefield, the chief agent of the New Zealand Company. Stafford was the first superintendent of Nelson province, from 1853 to 1855, and went on to become premier of New Zealand.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-263-015
Watercolour by George Channing Gilbert

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Carl Walrond, 'Nelson region - European settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 June 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 1 Aug 2015