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The Early Canterbury Runs: Containing the First, Second and Third (new) Series


page 10


Introductory, p. 11, para. 1, add 'and by regulations contained in the Canterbury Runs Act of August 14th, 1850.' This is important because the regulations, having become statute law, they could not be altered except by the Imperial Parliament. Leicester Webb, who kindly pointed this out to me, adds, 'the Canterbury Association, therefore, cannot be blamed for refusing Godley freedom of action. To the contrary, the Association was commendably prompt in getting Parliament to amend that Act.'

Birch Hill, p. 53: I should have mentioned that the Sunlight League will eventually take the station over. Birch Hill was another station on which the practice of washing sheep before shearing was carried on until comparatively late times. In 1883-84 over half the 19,423 sheep were washed. This was the last season that sheep were washed there. See p. 91 under Mt. Hutt.

Drayton, p. 92: Charles Wright was an Essex man whom Sir John Hall brought with him from England to look after his farming in New Zealand when he first came out. Wright afterwards lived near Timaru.

Mesopotamia, p. 134: The Press, 17th November, 1945, stated that Malcolm Velvin Prouting, Nosworthy's manager, had bought the station for £27,000 as a going concern.

Benmore, p. 215: R. C. Maxwell was not a partner with his brothers in Racecourse Hill.

Glenmark, p. 274, and elsewhere passim: T. S. Johnston should be Johnstone.

Double Hill, p. 316: Alfred Cummings should be Comyns.