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Cricketing Colonists : The Brittan Brothers in Early Canterbury (Paperback) (Geoffrey Rice & Frances
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William Guise Brittan led the first Canterbury Pilgrims, chaired the Society of Canterbury Colonists and controlled the Land Office in early Christchurch. William Guise Brittan was also known as ‘the Father of Cricket’ in Canterbury and established three churches in Christchurch. His elder brother Joseph, who joined him in 1852, had a significant influence on local politics and he, too, was a cricket enthusiast. The Brittan brothers were leading figures in the Canterbury settlement, and made substantial contributions to the province, yet they were unpopular, both their careers ended in failure and disappointment and they have been mostly forgotten. This timely and fascinating account seeks to explain why.
Number of Pages: 328
Genre: History, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Australia + New Zealand, Historical
Publisher: Paul & Co Pub Consortium
Author: Geoffrey Rice & Frances Ryman
Street Date: November 1, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-9689
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