Heritage

Christchurch - a chronology

1852

January
First bees introduced into Canterbury (from Nelson).
(early)
Australian gold rush lures prospectors from Canterbury. The exodus of young men caused a labour shortage which was to hinder the New settlement for three years.
March
First Papanui bridge, now Victoria Bridge, built.
April 26
Christ’s College moves from Lyttelton to Christchurch.
June
New Zealand Constitution Act provides for provincial self government. As a result, the Canterbury Association resolved to cease as from September 30.
July 16
Choral classes begin in Lyttelton.
August
Rabbits introduced on the "Samarang" to Lyttelton.
November 6
First Canterbury sitting of the Supreme Court at Lyttelton.
December 16
Anniversary celebrations include the first horticultural exhibition.
December
Godley returns to England.

Previous Year Next Year

Notes