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Samuel Coleridge Farr

 (19th century)
Samuel Coleridge Farr was active/lived in New Zealand.  Samuel Farr is known for painting.

Biography   Samuel Coleridge Farr

Samuel Coleridge Charles Farr was a topographical artist but most notably Canterbury Province's first architect.  He intended to emigrate from England to Auckland, but significant shipping problems aboard the Monarch en route to Auckland in 1850 saw him land at Akaroa instead.  He soon settled in Christchurch and designed Akaroa's first church, designed New Zealand's first iron verandahs, and he started Sunday schools in Canterbury.

Papers Past reveals his marriage was the first celebrated in Canterbury.  As a leading member of the Acclimatisation Society, he was responsible for introducing fish to many of Canterbury's lakes and rivers.  He was also instrumental in introducing the bumblebee t   ...  Displaying 750 of 1070 characters.

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