Robert Ellis and Brightwater's electricity

A DigitalNZ Story by Tasman Libraries

Robert Ellis introduced electricity and electric street lights to the Nelson region. In about 1915 he tried using chickens to control the electricity supply.

Robert Ellis, Brightwater, Kohatu, Nelson, Tasman, Waimea, Waimeha, Electricity, te tai o Aorere,

Norman Andrews oral history

Richmond oral history project

Norman Andrews

Kete Tasman

Brightwater Flourmill early 1900s

Brightwater Flour Mill

Kete Tasman

Brightwater, Nelson

Alexander Turnbull Library

Brightwater war memorial

Ministry for Culture and Heritage