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Harman Family

The Harman Boys

In 1848, planning began in earnest for an Anglican Church settlement in New Zealand. Later that year the Canterbury Association’s surveyors found their preferred site and, in 1850 they began recruiting for emigrants and...

Lord Plunket’s Shield

Lord William Lee Plunket was the 5th Baron Plunket and the 12th man to serve as Governor of New Zealand once we became a self-governing colony. His tenure as Governor of New Zealand began...

Private Wilson of Christchurch

George Charles Lee Wilson was the second New Zealand cricket representative to be killed in World War One. He burst on to the provincial and national cricketing scene in the 1913-1914 season and, apparently,...

In Memory of Margaret

Before former-BLACKCAPS and West Indian Test wicketkeeper, Sammy Guillen died in 2013 he was proclaimed as having been New Zealand’s oldest Test player at 88. One of just 14 players to feature in Test...

Second Lieutenant Hickmott of Christchurch

Rupert Hickmott was one of only two New Zealand cricket representatives to be killed in World War One. Wisden wrote, after his death at the age of 22, that “he was probably the most...

22 of Southland, 15 of Canterbury

In the summer of 1876-77, James Lillywhite brought a team of England’s best cricketers out to New Zealand and Australia. Beginning with games against Australian domestic sides, Lillywhite’s All England XI then jumped the...