John Robert Godley arrived in Canterbury 165 years ago today

On 12 April 1850 John Robert Godley, first leader of the Canterbury Association settlers, arrived with his wife in Lyttelton on the Lady Nugent. He quarreled with Captain Thomas, and departed for Wellington, but returned 28 November. John Robert Godley. Ref: 1/2-005079-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23046301 Godley married Charlotte Griffith Wynne in…
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책과 2015년의 어느 가

아침 저녁, 조금씩 차가운 기운이 감돌지만 아직은 따뜻한 햇살이 여름의 끝 자락을 붙 잡고 있는 가을입니다. 속 깊은 곳, 이유 없는 눈물이나 파란 가을을 쳐다 봅니다. 따뜻한 커피 한 잔, 그  옆에 놓인 책이 참 좋은 그림을 만드네요. 최근에 저희 도서관으로 새로 이사 온 책 몇 권을 소개합니다. “ 어느 별에서 왔니”는 에니어그램으로 정의된 성격…
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The newspaper that foresaw the war? The Daily Mail Historical Archive

Described by the New Yorker as “the newspaper that rules Britain”, the Daily Mail has been at the heart of British journalism since 1896. Nowhere is this more obvious than during the First World War. Before the start of the war the editor, Lord Northcliffe campaigned for German power to be curtailed and predicted war…
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Recent necrology, March 2015

Some well-known people who have died recently Ralph Ballinger, 1915-2015 New Zealander who spent his life in the breeding, selection and testing of flowers and growing flower seed crops Roy Douglas, 1907-2015 Composer noted for working with William Walton and Ralph Vaughan Williams Malcolm Fraser, 1930-2015 Australian Prime Minister, 1975-1983 Gladys Goodall, 1908-2015 Photographer who…
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New Regent Street

New Regent Street opened on 1 April 1932 by Christchurch Mayor D.G. Sullivan. We have in our collection these splendid 1931 New Regent Street plans. New Zealand Historic Places Trust reports: New Regent Street  ... is lined with two terraces of Spanish Mission style shops. The site now covered by New Regent Street and its…
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