Heritage

Christchurch - a chronology

1924

January
Southerly gale causes widespread damage.
July 19
New Zealand Miniature Rifle Association (now Smallbore Rifle Association) formed in Christchurch.
July 26
Open air classrooms in use at Fendalton Primary School.
September 1
New City Council offices in Manchester Street open. The first of the Council’s 2 recycled office buildings, this had been the Canterbury Exhibition Hall, gutted by fire in 1917.
November 11
Bridge of Remembrance opens.
December 3
Children’s Library opens in Hereford Street.
(no date)
Polio epidemic (lasting until 1925) kills 27 people in Canterbury.
Closure of Quail Island leper colony, New Zealand’s last.

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