Story: The voyage out

‘Landing of passengers at Port Lyttelton’

‘Landing of passengers at Port Lyttelton’

When the Canterbury Association’s first settlers arrived in Canterbury at the end of 1850, they found the preparations included a jetty – to which they were ferried from the ships anchored in the harbour – and an immigration barracks. But the Sumner Road (left background) was not finished, and settlers had to walk over the Bridle Path (foreground) to reach Christchurch.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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John Wilson, 'The voyage out - Journeys to New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/2557/landing-of-passengers-at-port-lyttelton (accessed 19 March 2019)

Story by John Wilson, published 8 Feb 2005