Heritage

Christchurch - a chronology

1933

September
"Venetian" carnival on the Avon River by the Edmonds Band Rotunda. The river was dammed to provide deeper water for the displays.
November 9
Mrs E. R. McCombs (Lyttelton) becomes the first woman MP in New Zealand.
(no date)
Beginning of daffodil plantings in Hagley Park. Initiated by James McPherson, Curator of the Botanic Gardens, the plantings continued until 1945. Nearly all of the hundreds of thousands of bulbs were donated by the people of Christchurch.

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