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21. Thomas A. Pannett

21. Thomas A. Pannett 22. Portrait of George Gray. First chemist of the School of Agriculture at Lincoln. Courtesy of Lincoln University. 23. Springs Road Board transport 24. Samuel Dening Glyde, first clerk and surveyor to Springs Road Board. Courtesy Corporation of Norwood, Payneham and St. Peters, South Australia 25. A view of Lincoln Township looking towards the west near the intersection of South Belt and Robert Street with the Southern Alps in the background. The photograph is taken from the railway water tower. 26. The two possible routes for the proposed Rolleston Southbridge line. Drawn by Wayne Kay, based on NZTopo50-BX23 27. An aerial view of Lincoln looking towards the railway with the Lincoln Store and the Liffey Cottage in the foreground 28. The first Lincoln Railway Station in 1908. Charles Isles - Stationmaster, Alfred Currie - Porter, Charles White - Cadet, Alex Currie – Cadet 29. The enlarged Lincoln Railway Station c.1950. Courtesy of the Alexander Turnbull Library - Ref. F18084. 30. The train from Little River steams into Lincoln station c.1960. Photo Hugh Bennett 31. Report of the move of the Lincoln Police Station to near the L1 Bridge. The Press. 9 October 1897. Courtesy of Papers Past. 32. Police station and house, early 20 th century. 33. Report of an assault at Lincoln. The Star. 10 July 1896. Courtesy of Papers Past. 34. Report of larceny at Lincoln. Lyttelton Times. 20 September 1880. Courtesy of Papers Past. 35. Primary school on Boundary Road 36. Lincoln Primary School standards three, four, five and six. 37. The Springs Homestead site of the first Methodist service held in April 1864. 38. St. Stephen’s Anglican Church corner of James Street and Fitz Place. 39. The Gables Vicarage on Gerald Street 40. Baptist Chapel 41. Lincoln Baptist Church assembled for visit of Reverend Joseph Doke of Oxford Terrace Baptist Church (1894-1901), Christchurch, seated in the front row on left next to lady in white. Courtesy of the Selwyn District Council. vii

42. Presbyterian Church, now Union Church, James Street and East Belt. 43. James Gammack, prominent local farmer 44. Roman Catholic Church of the Reparation, with priest and parishioner on the corner of Boundary Road and Shand’s Road. The first church for a short time known as St. Stephen’s can be seen in background. 45. Roman Catholic Church of the Reparation after 1910. 46. Report of a new Lodge opened at Lincoln. Lyttelton Times. 30 January 1880. Courtesy of Papers Past. 47. The first Lincoln Cricket Club. 48. Report of the re-establishment of the Lincoln Cricket Club. Lyttelton Times. 15 March 1877. Courtesy of Papers Past. 49. Report of the New Year’s Sports Meeting held 2 January 1871 at Lincoln. Lyttelton Times. 4 January 1871. Courtesy of Papers Past. 50. The Lincoln Races. Lyttelton Times. 14 May 1869. Courtesy of Papers Past. 51. Fun at a picnic. Late 19 th century. 52. Report of the success of the Lincoln Tennis Club. The Star. 12 December 1892. Courtesy of Papers Past. 53. Report of the Annual Carnival of the Lincoln Swimming Club for 1899. The Star. 8 November 1899. Courtesy of Papers Past. 54. T. W. Adams early Lincoln pioneer and arborist 55. Boating on the L1. 56. The Choral Society Concert Programme 57. Report of the Draughts Club. Lyttelton Times. 17 October 1889. Courtesy of Papers Past. 58. Pioneer Hall – the first library. 59. The Coronation Library built in 1911 60. Aerial view of Lincoln in 1946. Courtesy of V. C. Browne. 61. The remains of the mill pond as seen from the Ryeland’s walkway. Courtesy of N. T. Moar. viii

  • Page 1 and 2: FITZGERALD’S TOWN LINCOLN IN THE
  • Page 3 and 4: FOREWORD When Fitzgerald’s Town -
  • Page 5 and 6: The Methodists ....................
  • Page 7: LIST OF IMAGES The Lincoln and Dist
  • Page 11 and 12: INTRODUCTION I came to live in Linc
  • Page 13 and 14: In this context I acknowledge the h
  • Page 15 and 16: In June 1862 J. Ollivier & Sons adv
  • Page 17 and 18: period and the process was accelera
  • Page 19 and 20: THE BUYING OF LINCOLN As agricultur
  • Page 21 and 22: were to be found on the western sid
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  • Page 25 and 26: Mary Ann Blythen (née Page) was bo
  • Page 27 and 28: BUTCHER, BAKER AND CANDLESTICK MAKE
  • Page 29 and 30: The next blacksmith was Keith Forbe
  • Page 31 and 32: social centre which not only catere
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  • Page 35 and 36: 9. Lincoln Store - Howell Brothers
  • Page 37 and 38: work, not without reason, for the w
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  • Page 49 and 50: of Canterbury land, including much
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    The Times also commented that the t

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    “could walk through the grounds a

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    17. H. E. Peryman’s threshing mil

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    at public meetings where large comm

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    The School of Agriculture 19. The S

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    may have worked on the farm or arou

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    6. Lyttelton Times. 25 June 1869. S

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    DEVELOPING THE INFRASTRUCTURE 22. S

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    where he was active in local and st

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    end of the century is uncertain, bu

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    24. A view of Lincoln Township look

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    By the end of 1879 the Lincoln Road

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    CONTINUING DEVELOPMENT The Railway

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    surface. The following year there w

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    However, there was increasing press

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    Inevitably there were problems. Pre

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    The line to Southbridge was officia

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    29. The train from Little River ste

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    opened. The post office worked from

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    32. Report of an assault at Lincoln

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    Some introduced plants, including t

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    Sources and Notes 1. The Press 20 J

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    READING, WRITING AND ARITHMETIC 34.

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    As already mentioned, Mrs Tod taugh

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    his tenure there was a period when

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    when seasonal work on the farm call

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    13. Ibid 1 August 1878, 25 July 187

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    The Church of England The first chu

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    It was clearly unsatisfactory that

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    39. Lincoln Baptist Church assemble

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    40. Presbyterian Church, now Union

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    service, conducted by the Revd T. B

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    42. Roman Catholic Church of the Re

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    following from Fr. Foley dated Apri

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    ladies and by the bachelors of the

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    3. See map of original subdivision.

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    44. Report of a new Lodge opened at

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    travelled to New Zealand to inaugur

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    healthy and prosperous community. 1

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    PLAYING THE GAME Lincoln pioneers w

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    At some stage the club must have go

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    The club again fell on hard times,

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    47. The Lincoln Races. Lyttelton Ti

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    A year later the Lincoln folk decid

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    For the first few years competition

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    Lawn Tennis Club A lawn tennis club

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    opened the baths, and during his sp

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    emergencies, and local dignitaries,

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    KICKING UP THEIR HEELS Most pioneer

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    Broadfield schools. In his response

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    for some to entertain their fellow

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    eceived. Of the soloists, Mrs. West

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    The society was still in existence

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    THE LIBRARY 55. Pioneer Hall - the

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    establish a library was made in 187

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    One was to accept the offer from th

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    56. The Coronation Library built in

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    ACCIDENTS AND OTHER DISASTERS When

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    narrow boot resembling those worn b

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    The first doctor to live reasonably

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    seriously ill with syphilis, agains

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    THE END OF THE CENTURY Lincoln was

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    agricultural and biological researc

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    58. The remains of the mill pond as

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    1882 - First services held in the n

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    Goulter M. C. 1957. Sons of France.

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    FitzGerald’s Town tells the story

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