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Tracking Captain Thomas : a journey in search of the unacknowledged founder of Canterbury / Colin Amodeo.

By: Amodeo, Colin, 1942-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Christchurch, New Zealand : Caxton, [2017]Copyright date: ©2017Description: 288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits ; 30 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781877303630; 1877303631.Subject(s): Thomas, J. (Joseph), born 1803 | Canterbury Association (London, England) | Surveyors -- New Zealand -- Canterbury -- Biography | Pioneers -- New Zealand -- Canterbury -- Biography | Frontier and pioneer life -- New Zealand -- Canterbury | Canterbury (N.Z.) -- Discovery and exploration | Canterbury (N.Z.) -- History | New Zealand -- History -- 1840-1853
Contents:
Making the man, 1803-1839 -- Thirteen years in New Zealand, 1839-1852 -- Passage to Australia, 1853.
Summary: The continuing myth that Canterbury was born in December 1850 with the arrival of the First Four Ships has to be dispelled. Canterbury did not, like the legendary Athena, spring 'fully-armed from the head of Zeus' (in this case, John Robert Godley) as succeeding generations after 1851 have been led to believe. So much of the initial work was carried out by the Canterbury Association Chief Surveyor Captain Thomas; so much of this effort, intentionally or unintentionally, was obscured by the settlers of the 1850s, Thomas deserves recognition as a Canterbury founder.
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The continuing myth that Canterbury was born in December 1850 with the arrival of the First Four Ships has to be dispelled. Canterbury did not, like the legendary Athena, spring 'fully-armed from the head of Zeus' (in this case, John Robert Godley) as succeeding generations after 1851 have been led to believe. So much of the initial work was carried out by the Canterbury Association Chief Surveyor Captain Thomas; so much of this effort, intentionally or unintentionally, was obscured by the settlers of the 1850s, Thomas deserves recognition as a Canterbury founder.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Making the man, 1803-1839 -- Thirteen years in New Zealand, 1839-1852 -- Passage to Australia, 1853.

The continuing myth that Canterbury was born in December 1850 with the arrival of the First Four Ships has to be dispelled. Canterbury did not, like the legendary Athena, spring 'fully-armed from the head of Zeus' (in this case, John Robert Godley) as succeeding generations after 1851 have been led to believe. So much of the initial work was carried out by the Canterbury Association Chief Surveyor Captain Thomas; so much of this effort, intentionally or unintentionally, was obscured by the settlers of the 1850s, Thomas deserves recognition as a Canterbury founder.