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A scrapbook of newspaper clippings, watercolour paintings possibly and embossed chromolithographed scraps compiled by Eugene Charles Buckley.
Newspaper clippings have been collected between the years 1882 and 1892. Many of the clippings relate to Buckley and refer to items such as Lincoln Rifle Club and Canterbury Rifle Association shooting competitions, monthly weather reports written by Buckley, a report of an assault charge against Buckley and reports of meetings of Canterbury College and the School of Agriculture in Lincoln.
The scrapbook includes eight watercolour paintings; seven of these are landscapes in Taranaki.
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After more research I would like to correct a few points from the posting below: - the small farm owned by the family was in Waiau, north Canterbury - ECB is buried in the Hororata Cemetery, in the grounds of St John’s Church, Hororata.

- Amanda Cox posted 2 years ago.

Eugene Charles Buckley was my great grandfather. He sailed to NZ in 1871, aged 15 and working his passage. He was a talented artist and very good at rifle shooting; the family has a trophy won in a Canterbury competition. He and his wife Phoebe had three children - William (Bill), Stirling )my grandfather) and Elizabeth (Betty). For much of his life ECB was away from home as he rode and delivered horses around NZ. We have many postcards he sent to his children over that time. They had a small farm at Wairau, North Canterbury, which eventually became uneconomic and the family walked off it. ECB is buried at St Johns Church in Wairau.

- Amanda Cox posted 2 years ago.

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