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Remembering Canterbury's 150th Anniversary celebrations in the year 2000

With the demise of so much of beautiful Christchurch's heritage and thus a lot of its history in the recent earthquakes of September 4th 2010, December 26th 2010, February 22nd 2011 and June 13th 2011 - I thought i'd do a blog about a special time I shared celebrating the city's 150th anniversary in the year 2000.  At this time I was Secretary/Treasurer of the Canterbury Pilgrims & Early Settlers Association.  RE-ENACTMENT AT PILGRIM'S ROCK, LYTTELTON OF PILGRIM'S LANDING Below is my account of the weekend.  An article written in 2000 for the New Zealand Society of Genealogists . December 16th 2000 My first personal priviledge, was to lay a handmade posy of roses at 7.30am on the memorial plaque in the 'Four Ships Court', Cathedral Square, bearing the name of my G G G Grandparents Robert and Sarah EVANS nee KITCHENER .   They arrived aboard the CRESSY   with their son Richard (2), later to become Patron of our Association  [and was