Christchurch - a chronology


January 29
Kaiapoi Woollen Mills founded.
April 30
New library building completed on the corner of Cambridge Terrace and Hereford Street. Designed by W.B. Armson, the building is now part of the Library Chambers.
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F.T. Haskins begins record 26 years as Town Clerk.
Typhoid epidemic (which lasted until the following year) causes 152 deaths in City. Death rates from "Christchurch fever" [typhoid fever, scarlet fever and diptheria] were much higher than the national average throughout this period, but had fallen dramatically by 1882 because of much improved public health measures and the long delayed building of a sewerage system.

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