Pilgrim’s Rock

Pilgrims Rock at Lyttelton, marking the spot where the Canterbury Settlers first set foot on their new land. It was unveiled in 1934 by The Lyttelton District Community Arts Council. During the re-enactment ceremony, a large red flag was lowered to half-mast at the Time-Ball Station indicating a ship (The Charlotte Jane) was approaching.

The rock was moved in 1990 to what is considered to be a more accurate location, at the land end of the jetty that was build to receive them. You may be surprised how inland this marker is. There has been some reclaiming of land as the port has developed along with having railways lines between the township and the sea.

*Photo taken by Annette Bulovic*

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