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John Robert Godley of Canterbury

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  • Date Published: September 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521072755

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  • Not many detailed accounts have been written about the foundation of a colony, and none is more likely to be instructive than that of 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. Apart from the foundation of Canterbury, 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.

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    • Date Published: September 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521072755
    • length: 288 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.37kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Education of an Irish Gentleman
    2. Letters from America
    3. Public Service in Ireland
    4. The Colonial Reformers
    5. Godley and the Canterbury Association
    6. The 'Canterbury Pilgrims'
    7. The Godleys in New Zealand
    8. The founding of Canterbury
    9. Glodley's last year in Canterbury
    10. Australia and home
    11. The end of the Canterbury association
    12. Godley in London: Canterbury and the Empire
    13. Godley at the War office
    14. Last years and death.

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    C. E. Carrington

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