Story: Nelson places

Collingwood

Collingwood

Collingwood is a historic township in western Golden Bay. It was known as Gibbstown for some years before being renamed after Cuthbert Collingwood, Horatio Nelson’s second-in-command at the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar. The names of Collingwood, Picton, Blenheim, Wellington, Havelock, Nelson and Marlborough all commemorate British military leaders or events. Due to its central geographic location, in the early 1860s Collingwood was among a list of port settlements considered as a location for New Zealand’s capital.

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Carl Walrond, 'Nelson places - Western Golden Bay', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/29124/collingwood (accessed 25 September 2020)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 22 Apr 2015