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Canterbury Pilgrims and Early Settlers Association (1923-present)

Collection | Ref # 148/49 | Held by Canterbury Museum

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Canterbury Pilgrims and Early Settlers Association (1923-present)


Canterbury Pilgrims and Early Settlers Association (1923-present)

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7 boxes, 2 volumes

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The Canterbury Pilgrims Association was formed in 1923. Its aims were to venerate the pioneers of Canterbury and to encourage knowledge of local history. All who arrived before 31 March 1851, their children and grandchildren could be founding members.

The name was altered in 1933 to The Canterbury Pilgrims and Early Settlers Association. The rule for admittance was then: anyone could be elected to the Association who has lived in Canterbury for 50 years or may otherwise be approved by the Executive.

At the first Annual Meeting J A Flesher, Mayor of Christchurch, was elected President. The Association records were originally stored in the City Council Chambers, but since 1947 they have been in the Canterbury Museum.

This collection consists of manuscripts collected by the Association.

It includes shipboard diaries, diaries and other papers of early Cantabrians and newspaper cuttings. All items are also listed separately in the Manuscripts Department Catalogue.


Dates covered:

1850 - 1950

Access conditions:

Not restricted

Format if not original:

Some photocopies, transcripts

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Finding aids:

Listing available

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