“I often smile when I think of the ideal Canterbury of which our imagination dreamt, yet I see nothing in that dream to regret or to be ashamed of, and I am quite sure that without the enthusiasm, the poetry, the unreality if you will, with which our scheme was overlaid, it would never have been accomplished”.
John Robert Godley ~ 25th December 1852
*Founder of Canterbury*
*Co-Founder of the Canterbury Association*
*image courtesy of http://www.chch.ox.ac.uk*