CYCLOPEDIA OF NZ 1906
Nelson, Marlborough and Westland
NELSON CORPORATION: ... At the last meeting of the Board of Works, held on the 6th of April, 1874, the following were the members present: Messrs. J. Percy (chairman), D. Burns, J. R. Dodson, C. Y. Fell, Thompson and Jennings. On the constitution of the borough the then members of the Board of Works became, ipso facto, members of the City Council. The members present at the first meeting of the Council were: Messrs. J. Percy (chairman), R. Burns, D. Burns, Fell, Hooper, Jennings and Thompson...