William Pratt – Hut, Tent, and Whare…

“…ships arrived so quickly after each other that the hillside near the barracks became dotted over with every conceivable kind of hut, tent, and whare, not omitting the Irish cabin built of sods”.

William Pratt ~ 1900
*Lyttelton’s first storekeeper and baker ~ 1849
*Member of the Christchurch City Council
*Co-founder of Ballantynes

*image courtesy of http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz*

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