Heritage

Christchurch - a chronology

1700 - 1800

1700s

Ngāi Tahu settlements exist at several places in Canterbury, including Kaiapohia (Kaiapoi), Rapaki, Ripapa Island, Akaroa and Birdlings Flat.

1770

February 16
Captain James Cook in the Endeavour sights Banks "Island" (Peninsula).

1796

October 26
Whaling ship Mermaid sights Kaikoura Mountains.

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