1985 FE. Discovered 1985 Mar. 23 by A. C. Gilmore and P. M. Kilmartin at Lake Tekapo.

Named for the province of New Zealand on the eastern side of the South Island. The name also honors Canterbury University, based in the city of Christchurch, of which Mount John University Observatory is a field station. The region was named after the Canterbury Association formed in England in 1848 with the purpose of organizing an idealized Anglican settlement in New Zealand. (M 18306)

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