Southern Provinces Almanac, 1868

imageContains notes on events in 1867 for the province of Canterbury; various regulations, including port, customs and waste land regulations; lists of occupations and trades; Army lists; lists of government and provincial officers and offices.

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  • Index pages
  • Various calendar information, including tide tables; gardening advice.

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  • Waste Land Regulations for the Province of Canterbury
  • Canterbury Provincial Government directory
  • Central Government directory
  • New Zealand Army List - Canterbury, Otago, Southland
  • Justices of the Peace - Canterbury, Otago, and Southland
  • Customs information
  • General Government electric telegraph
  • General Government Offices

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  • The Moorhouse Tunnel
  • The Godley Statue
  • Lyttelton Port regulations
  • Religious bodies
  • Societies, Trading Companies, etc.
  • Trades and Callings: Christchurch, Lyttelton, Governor's Bay, Pigeon Bay, Akaroa, Papanui, Kaiapoi, Woodend, Saltwater Creek, Leithfield, Rangiora, Oxford, Springston, Halswell, Leeston, Riccarton, Timuka, Geraldine, Timaru, Waimate.

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  • Memorabilia of the year 1866-7
  • Narrative of events

Includes commentary on: the severe commercial depression; political struggles within the provinces and with Central government; completion of the Moorhouse Tunnel (Christchurch to Lyttelton railway); the Great Southern Railway completion to Selwyn; immigration; completion of several churches; education and the lack of a New Zealand University; the idea of Road Board districts.

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This material has been digitised from the collection of Christchurch City Libraries.