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John Robert Godley

Person  Male  Born 29/5/1814  Died 17/11/1861

Founder of Canterbury, New Zealand. Born Dublin. Travelled extensively in Ireland and North America and so was asked to found a Church of England colony in New Zealand. After living there for two years he returned to England and worked for several newspapers mainly writing about colonial reform. Died at home in Gloucester Place.

There is a statue of him in Cathedral Square in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Canterbury Province New Zealand

Canterbury Province New Zealand In March 1848 on this site, formerly 41 Char...

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John Godley

London County Council John Robert Godley, 1814 - 1861, founder of Canterbury,...

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