ARTHUR’S PASS NO PICNIC

Upon seeing this wonderful painting of the road between Canterbury and Westland reminded me of a very interesting – and mostly unknown additional adventure concerning Arthur Dudley Dobson and his now much beloved passage through our Southern Alps. Arthur was barely 23 years old when the Canterbury Provincial Council sent him off to find the …

He Smiled Affably – Johannes C. Andersen

“Mr [Arthur Dudley] Dobson (pictured) was a familiar figure in the streets of Christchurch till well on into my years and days.  I often met him coming along Chancery Lane or Gloucester Street.  He wore a roomy grey top-hat, and usually held a key at the end of a piece of red tape in his …