Heritage

Christchurch - a chronology

1882

January 20
First drainage pumping station in operation. This was the beginning of New Zealand’s first sewage farm.
April 10
Joubert and Twopeney’s New Zealand International Exhibition opens in South Hagley Park. The exhibition, complete with an educated pig and an armless lady drew a total attendance of over 250,000 until it closed on July 15.
June 8
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals formed in City.
June 19
First trials of electric lighting at Lyttelton wharves.
September 13
Woolston Town Board formed.
October 28
Linwood Town Board formed.
(no date)
Antigua Street boatsheds open.

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