Godley Gifts presentation at St Andrew’s College

Godley Gifts presentation at St Andrew’s College

A set of The John Robert Godley Memorial Trust’s limited edition book set, Godley Gifts, featuring writings and artwork by early Canterbury settler, James Edward FitzGerald, has been gifted to St Andrew’s College. FitzGerald’s great-granddaughter, Sue Blakely,...

Presentation of Godley Gifts to The NZ High Commission, London

Presentation of Godley Gifts to The NZ High Commission, London

Presentation of Godley Gifts to The NZ High Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sir Jerry Mataparae Office of the High Commissioner Sir Jerry welcomed me to tea at the High Commission and spent a good half hour discussing and viewing Godley Gifts. Sir Jerry was much...

Godley Gifts gifted to Rugby School in Warwickshire

Godley Gifts gifted to Rugby School in Warwickshire

The school was especially keen that 'Godley Gifts' should be presented at the formal lunch given to coincide with the 7-year reunion of alumni of 'Kilbracken House', one of the school's boarding houses, on 13th October 2018. Headmaster Peter Green generously...

Presentation of Godley Gifts Balliol College, Oxford

Presentation of Godley Gifts Balliol College, Oxford

Presentation of Godley Gifts to Dame Helen Ghosh, Master of Balliol Reception hosted by The Master 'The most distinguished Balliol man of his time' was how Prime Minister Asquith described Arthur Godley. Arthur and his grandson, the 3rd Baron Kilbracken, both attended...

‘Godley Gifts’ for Christ’s College, Canterbury

‘Godley Gifts’ for Christ’s College, Canterbury

A copy of the book set, 'Godley Gifts' has been gifted to Christ's College and is housed in the Hare Memorial Library in the 'Big School' building, which forms part of the school library. 'Big School' represents another of the seemingly endless talents of James Edward...

Presentation of Godley Gifts to Christ Church, Oxford

Presentation of Godley Gifts to Christ Church, Oxford

On 20 March, at Christ Church, Oxford, Christopher Godley (Lord Kilbracken) presented a copy of Godley Gifts, to the college's library, where it will be housed alongside the manuscript material of Alice in Wonderland. Alice was written at Christ Church by one of its...

Lord Kilbracken launches ‘Godley Gifts’ website

Lord Kilbracken launches ‘Godley Gifts’ website

Letter to the Editor of The Press, Christchurch, 7 March 2009:Sir, Today the John Robert Godley Memorial Trust, named after Canterbury's founder and of which I am patron, makes available on the web the complete award-winning heritage book publication, Godley Gifts....

The first Canterbury tale

The first Canterbury tale

To read the complete tale, as published in NZinspired contact: New Zealand InspiredNew Zealand Inspired is a magazine with an aspirational voice - celebrating the lifestyle aspects of a nation that appeals to a growing global audience. Subscription Details:New Zealand...

Godley Gifts wins at Pride in Print 2008

Godley Gifts wins at Pride in Print 2008

2008 Gold MedalSheetfed Printing - 4 or more colours - bound by any method-16 pages or more : Godley Gifts Book Set2008 Gold MedalSpecific Products & Processes - Limited Editions & Print/AgencyPitch Campaigns or one-off Presentation work Godley Gifts Book...

The first public reading of ‘Seadrift’

The first public reading of ‘Seadrift’

Although portions of James Edward FitzGerald’s ‘Seadrift’ had been viewed during the 2006 Heritage Week Exhibition, the full script and accompanying watercolours had never been presented to the public. This changed on Sunday 23 September, 2007 with the first public...

‘Seadrift’ Exhibition in Christchurch Cathedral

‘Seadrift’ Exhibition in Christchurch Cathedral

In 2006 the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch celebrated its sesquicentennial. Throughout the year events were held to mark this milestone. A funding request was put to the Christchurch City Council late 2006, to include in the year of celebrations, the first public...