Samuel Coleridge Farr
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
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