Heritage

Christchurch - a chronology

1959

Population reaches 200,000.
April 8
Billy Graham crusade draws 50,000 to Lancaster Park.
August
Totem pole carved in the state of Oregon, USA. The pole was presented to Christchurch and erected in North Hagley Park. See also 1980.
August 31
Princess Margaret Hospital opens.
November 15
City Council grants charter to the Canterbury Regiment.
November 26
Memorial Avenue (a memorial to airmen killed in W.W. II) officially opens.
(no date)
Rev Phyllis Guthardt ordained in Wellington — New Zealand’s first woman minister. She was initially assigned to the Riccarton Parish which covered the Lincoln Road Methodist Church, Halswell and Sockburn. See 1984.

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