Heritage

Christchurch - a chronology

1971

February 4-14
Great Moscow Circus performs in North Hagley Park.
April 15
Christchurch production of Jenny Mcleod’s "Earth and Sky" in Civic Theatre.
April 21
Court Theatre’s first production, "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie".
April 30
6000 protesters march against the war in Vietnam.
July 10
Record crowd of over 57,000 at Lancaster Park for rugby test, New Zealand v British Lions.
October 9
Councillor N.G. Pickering ousts sitting first-term Mayor A.R. Guthrey after an intense and controversial election campaign over the issues of the Hagley Park road and the siting of the proposed Commonwealth Games facilities. This resulted in the scrapping of the park road, the abandonment of the uncompleted Centennial Pool alterations and the building of new athletic and swimming facilities at Queen Elizabeth II Park.
October
Last steam train leaves Christchurch.
November
Waimairi County Council adopts New Zealand’s first building insulation by-law.

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