‘More Wonderful Than Ever’ – James Edward Fitzgerald

“He had grown more wonderful than ever, in dress and appearance. His hair is all brushed and shaved away from his face, except (for) a very long mustache and on hot days he used to wear the most frightful long brown holland blouse, left very open, with a belt and a turn-down collar, and on wet or cold days he sallied forth in the celebrated green plush shooting jacket…”

Written by Charlotte Godley (wife of Canterbury Founder John Robert Godley) about James Edward Fitzgerald (Canterbury’s 1st Superintendent) – 21st March 1851

*text from ‘Letters from Early New Zealand’ by Charlotte Godley*
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