The first meeting of Canterbury Pilgrims Association (as it was then called) was on 8-10-1923. Today, just over 94 years later, the Canterbury Pilgrims & Early Settlers Association marked this wonderful occasion with a Birthday Afternoon Tea at Mona Vale.
The Canterbury Pilgrims Three half-score years ago-no more, Since Godley stood upon the shore, A leader of the Pilgrims bold, Who framed the New upon the Old, And stamp’d the Old upon the New, ‘Neath speckless skies of sunny blue….
They came to a land, rugged and brown, With never a road nor field nor a town. But league upon league hills, plain and spur, Of grass the colour of weasel’s fur. Of leafless bushes and sedges harsh, And rugged…
Canterbury Museum cares for a large collection of botanical studies and landscapes by renowned local artist, Margaret Olrog Stoddart. The daughter of an early Canterbury settler, Margaret was born in 1865 in Stoddart Cottage, Diamond Harbour and later lived…
Well, officer, it was like this… A young lad, briefly parted from his mother, talks to two friendly policemen – Sergeant RG Bunt, left, and Constable NM Dorset – outside The Press building in Cathedral Square on March 27, 1979….