Story: Canterbury region

Canterbury University (1st of 2)

Canterbury University

Canterbury University College (now the University of Canterbury) was founded in 1873 in the central city. The stone buildings, designed in Gothic Revival style by Benjamin Mountfort, are reminiscent of much older English universities. These 1960s graduates are passing through an arch from the quadrangle and past the Great Hall.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury region - Social institutions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 April 2021)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015