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Acland, Leopold George Dyke, 1876-1948

Collection | Ref # 206/67 | Held by Canterbury Museum

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Acland, Leopold George Dyke, 1876-1948


Acland, Leopold George Dyke, 1876-1948

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Leopold George Dyke Acland was born in Christchurch, son of Thomas Dyke and Flora Margaret Acland. Known as Leo, he was educated at Christ's College and he worked on Mt Peel and Cracroft Stations.

From 1897 he owned many properties: Glentanner, the Lanercost, Braemar, North Clumbar, Cecil Peak and Loburn. He served with the Rough Riders in the South African War, and also travelled to New Guinea, India, Japan and England.

In WW 1 he joined the Army Service Corps and won the Military Cross at Gallipoli. He was awarded the OBE. In 1924 his house at North Clumbar was destroyed by fire, and the notes for his book 'The Early Canterbury Runs' were lost.

These papers consist of research on Canterbury runs, and include correspondence, handwritten notes and lecture notes about Canterbury stations and settlement, booklets on Canterbury Railway specifications and pasturage licences.


Dates covered:

1865 - 1944

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Not restricted

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