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Object: New Zealand Historic Buildings: Isel House, Nelson

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Title New Zealand Historic Buildings: Isel House, Nelson
Production Brake, Brian (photographer), 1960 s-1980 s, New Zealand
Medium summary colour transparency
Materials photographic gelatin, reversal film, cut film
Classification colour transparencies, colour slides
Technique chromogenic processes, colour photography
Format 35 mm slide (mounted)
Credit line Gift of Mr Raymond Wai-Man Lau, 2001
Registration number CT.032187
Isel House, near Stoke, was built by watchmaker Thomas Marsden.  Marsden was a watchmaker from Cumbria, England, and arrived in Nelson with his wife Mary in December 1842. He first set up in business in Selwyn Place then moved to Isel about 1848. He built the original house, planned the park and planted the older trees. The stone facade was added by his son James in the 1880s, after Thomas died. 

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