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City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

John Robert Godley

1814-1861

 
 
John Robert Godley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
1. John Robert Godley Marker
Inscription.

Founder of Canterbury
New Zealand
lived and
died here

 
Erected 1951 by London County Council.
 
Location. 51° 31.083′ N, 0° 9.468′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Gloucester Place just north of Blandford Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 48 Gloucester Place, City of Westminster, England W1U 8HG, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Wilkie Collins (within shouting distance of this marker); Benedict Arnold (within shouting distance of this marker); Anthony Trollope (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); John Lennon (about 150 meters away); Michael Faraday (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Tony Ray-Jones (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Jacqueline du Pré (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Sir Gerald Kelly (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Robert Godley (TE ARA - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand). (Submitted on October 26, 2017.)
2. John Robert Godley and the founding of Canterbury (Christchurch City Libraries). "John
John Robert Godley Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
2. John Robert Godley Marker - Wide View
Robert Godley is known as the Founder of Canterbury even though he lived here for only two and a half years. Without his leadership the Canterbury Association back in England would have controlled the settlement more. The way in which Godley led the settlement helped establish the strong farming base and prosperity Canterbury has always relied on." (Submitted on October 26, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 26, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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