• Edward Gibbon Wakefield – Pleasant Colonising Object

    “I hope you have not changed your mind about coming here; as I have a suggestion to make…relating to yourself and a pleasant colonising object…if you come do not let us be cut short on time…” And just like that, the idea of Canterbury is born in a simple conversation between two minds 😉 Edward …

  • Lady Barker – So Light And Bright

    “If the atmosphere were no older than the date of the settlement of the colony, it could not feel more youthful, it is so light and bright, and exhilarating”. Lady Mary Anne Barker ~ March 1866 *Canterbury Diarist, Journalist and Author*

  • James Edward Fitzgerald – So Much Success

    “Rarely, if ever, has so much real work has been done by so small a body in so short a time; that never has any settlement been founded with so much success, so little disaster”. James Edward Fitzgerald ~ July 1853 *Canterbury’s First Superintendent* *Founder of The Lyttelton Times & The Press*

  • “…Flashes of Beauty…” – Johannes C. Andersen

    “Christchurch was a-shaping; improvements were taking place everywhere – yet how wild and uncared-for the streets and riverbanks appear to modern eyes!  Without doubt there were many waste places; but even then ‘there were gardens bright’ with Avon’s ‘sinuous rills…enfolding sunny spots of greenery.’  She showed flashes of beauty in her unkemptness , did Christchurch; …

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