The Cressy anchored at Port Lyttelton; drawing by Mary Townsend
|Builder:||Laing shipyard, River Wear, Sunderland|
|Class and type:||barque|
The Cressy was one of the first four ships in 1850 to carry emigrants from England to the new colony of Canterbury in New Zealand. The Cressy was the last to arrive on 27 December. The other ships were Charlotte Jane, Sir George Seymour and Randolph.
The passengers aboard these four ships were referred to as the "Canterbury Pilgrims" of Christchurch. Their names are inscribed on a marble plaque in Cathedral Square in the centre of Christchurch.
- Harry Allwright (1836/1837 – 1892), Member of Parliament for the Lyttelton electorate 1879–1887
- Arthur Dudley Dobson (1841–1934), pioneer surveyor and engineer, son of Edward Dobson
- Edward Dobson (1816–1908), Provincial Engineer
- Michael Hart (1814? – 1878), Mayor of Christchurch 1874–1875
- Mary Townsend (1822–1869), artist
- "The first four ships". Christchurch City Libraries. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
- Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 180. OCLC 154283103.
- A. H. McLintock, ed. (22 April 2009) [originally published in 1966]. "Dobson Brothers". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Ministry for Culture and Heritage / Te Manatū Taonga. Retrieved 7 May 2011.
- "Michael Brennan Hart The Cressy". Christchurch Press. Retrieved 7 May 2011.
- "Local and General". The Star (506). 3 January 1870. p. 2. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
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