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A detailed account about the foundation of Canterbury, New Zealand. This settlement is outstanding in imperial history because it came as the climax of twenty years of colonial reform, and because the settlers were carefully selected: it is thus important as the most successful example of systematic colonisation in English imperial history. The man who inspired and planned and led and established Canterbury, New Zealand, was John Robert Godley, a close friend of Gladstone, who also gave his powerful aid to the scheme. Godley was an eminent Victorian who wrestled with the Irish problem and took part in the reform of the War Office after the Crimean War.
Hardback with Dustjacket (sun faded in parts)
251 pp. Illustrations, index.
Very good condition.
Whitcombe & Tombs 1950

"Blest Madman" Fitzgerald of Canterbury by Edmund Bohan

This complementary biography of Bodley's contemporary conveys with authority the life of one the most mercurial men in 19th century Canterbury.

Softback, 369 pp. Illustrations, index.
Very good condition.
Canterbury University Press 1998 Please click here to ask a question
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