Kōrero: Memorials and monuments

Godley statue: unveiling, 1867 (1 o 3)

Godley statue: unveiling, 1867

Thomas Woolner's statue of John Robert Godley, the founder of the Canterbury settlement, was unveiled on 6 August 1867 before a crowd of 2,000. It was the first memorial statue in New Zealand. The memorial was originally sited in the middle of Cathedral Square in Christchurch.

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Canterbury Museum
Reference: 1944.78.319
Photograph by Alfred Charles Barker

Permission of Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Jock Phillips, 'Memorials and monuments - 19th-century memorials', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/32514/godley-statue-unveiling-1867 (accessed 5 December 2021)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012, updated 26 Mar 2015