Christchurch - a chronology


January 7
First European child (Jeannie Manson) born at Riccarton.
April 5
Frederick Tuckett and a party including surveyors, land at Lyttelton from the "Deborah" looking for a suitable site for a Scottish settlement in the South Island. They subsequently got lost in the swamps, so it is not surprising that their eventual choice was Otago, not Canterbury.

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