Christchurch - a chronology


January 13
First public display in New Zealand of Edison’s phonograph.
10 metre Māori canoe dug out of Avon.
March 26
New Zealand’s first agricultural conference held in City.
May 11
Sumner Borough formed.
October 29
General Booth of the Salvation Army visits.
December 25
Foundation stone laid for the "Temple of Truth" - but the sect was a fraud - see 1897.
(no date)
Nursing school established at Christchurch Hospital.
City’s first electric lighting in the store of J. Ballantyne and Co.
Visit by writer Rudyard Kipling.

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