• 158 Year History Ended For Canterbury Draught – March 2012

    Even at the age of 17, Hamilton Ward was “much too fond for his age of making a good bargain.” Maybe it shouldn’t be a surprise at how confident and independent he was. He had been a 14 year old settler on the Canterbury Association’s first ship, the ‘Charlotte Jane’. Just six months later, his …

  • Julia Deans Goes Solo – 2010

    Lower Hutt born Julia Deans was only one year old when her family returned to Christchurch to live. From proud Canterbury pioneering stock, her grandfather and well known artist, the Late Austen Deans, was one of the last Deans to be born at Riccarton House. But she was to eventually return to Wellington to pursue …

  • Flour Power 2008 Unveiled – August 2008

    In 2008, with funding from the Christchurch City Council Art Advisory Group and the Stewart family, the 13 metre-high Flour Power 2008 was unveiled on the corners of Colombo and High streets, as an acknowledgement and a salute to Christchurch’s first pioneering farmers and to our local industrial achievements – especially the work of Sir …

  • Banks Peninsula Came Under The Care Of The C.C.C – 6th March 2006

    On 6th March 2006, Banks Peninsula came under the care of the C.C.C. Due to the abundance of food provided by the forests, rivers, sea and skies, Banks Peninsula was known to the Maori as Te Pataka o Rakaihautu – the storehouse of Rakaihautu [Chief of Uruao]. Formed between eight and eleven million years ago, …

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