Grigg, John, 1828?-1901

Runholder of Canterbury. `In 1864, Cornishman John Grigg bought up about 800 ha of "impassable swamp" extending from the Ashburton River to the Hinds, and 11 km inland from the coast. Over the years Grigg converted this peat, silt and clay into productive farm, the celebrated "Longbeach Station". Grigg was one of the pioneers of the frozen meat export industry in NZ.' (From Wises New Zealand Guide; a gazeteer of New Zealand, 1987, under the place name heading Longbeach. See also `An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand' Vol 1, p 882-883, and the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, (1993) Vol 2). There is a statue of John Grigg in Baring Square, Ashburton. Father of John Charles Nattle Grigg.

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Date: Jan-May 1882 From: Hall, John (Sir), 1824-1907 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-1784-103 Description: Most correspondents identified and entered under Name below; also includes letter from Mrs [?] M C Ramage, Moberley Road, Upper Norwood, to Miss Norrie; and ...
Hack yard at Longbeach Station, Canterbury - Photograph taken by J Grigg
Date: [189-?] From: Making New Zealand :Negatives and prints from the Making New Zealand Centennial collection Ref: MNZ-0392-1/4-F Description: Hack yard at Longbeach Station, Canterbury, photographed circa 1890s by J Grigg, probably John Grigg, 1828?-1901. Publication note - Published in Making New...
Ashburton, general view looking down East Street - Photograph taken by A W H
Date: [between 1910s and 1920s] From: Price, William Archer, 1866-1948 :Collection of post card negatives By: Hopkins, Alfred Walter, 1882-1969 Ref: 1/2-000886-G Description: General view of Ashburton, looking down East Street. Baring Square with two statues, one of John Grigg (1828?-1901), runs along East Street in the left foreg...
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Date: 1884 From: Hands, Alfred Watson, 1849-1927 :[Scenes in New Zealand] 1865, 1881, 1887 By: Hands, Alfred Watson (Rev), 1849-1927 Ref: A-254-009 Description: A small wooden chapel with a belfry and lancet windows in Gothic Revival style, a grave and a garden outside, with a cabbage tree and bush beyond Quantity: ...
Date: Jun 1892 From: Hall, John (Sir), 1824-1907 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-1784-186 Description: Correspondents entered in the Name field Quantity: 1 folder(s). Finding Aids: Piece level list available.
Date: Mar 1888 From: Hall, John (Sir), 1824-1907 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-1784-143 Description: Includes several letters of condolence following the death of the Halls' daughter, Mary Quantity: 1 folder(s).
Date: Oct-Dec 1872 From: Hall, John (Sir), 1824-1907 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-1784-067 Description: Identified correspondents entered under Name below; also includes letter from J or T [?] Strauts, Christchurch, seeking employment; one from Henry [?] Orbell...