Heritage

Christchurch - a chronology

1938

February 26
Summit Road opens.
April 20
First Inter-Dominion trotting in New Zealand held at Addington Raceway. Originally scheduled for Easter, the contest was postponed by flooding throughout the city. Further flooding after the first races delayed the finals until May 4.
May
Robert M. Macfarlane (knighted in 1975) becomes Mayor until his departure for overseas service in 1941. Longtime Councillor and MP (Speaker of the House from 1958 to 1960) he served again as Mayor from 1950 to 1958.
(no date)
Christchurch Operatic Society formed.
Widening of McCormacks Bay causeway for motor traffic completed.

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