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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Selfe, Henry Selfe

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Selfe, Henry Selfe (originally Page), was born at Rose Hill near Worcester, on Nov. 15th, 1810, and educated at Glasgow University. In 1836 he was called to the Bar, and in 1854 was appointed stipendiary magistrate in Berks. Mr. Selfe became one of the promoters of the Canterbury Association, formed to found the settlement of Canterbury, N.Z., and for some years represented that province in England. He was intimately connected with the Association till it ceased to exist, but it was not till 1868 that he paid a visit to Christchurch.