“It was no idle boast that the moral tone of Canterbury was higher and its public men better educated, more honourable, and public-spirited than those of any other New Zealand settlement at that time”.
Sir James ‘Doc’ Hight (1870 – 1958)
* Canterbury Historian/Author
* History, Political & Science Economy Professor at the Canterbury College (University of Canterbury) – remembered today in the naming of the Hight Library and Art Tower at the U.C.)
* Co-founded the History Society
* Member of the Pilgrim’s Association
* Editor for Whitcombe and Tombs (Whitcoulls)
* Image of Sir James Hight courtesy of http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz*