Christchurch - a chronology


April 22
Visit of the Duke of Edinburgh (New Zealand’s first royal visitor).
June 9
Earthquake damages many buildings including the stone (second) Town Hall.
June 28
Velocipede ("boneshaker") bicycle (probably New Zealand’s first) tried out on city streets by its maker, coachbuilder Henry Wagstaff.
December 16
Anniversary celebrated by the first "boneshaker" bicycle race - from Latimer Square to the railway station and back.

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