Christchurch - a chronology


April 23
Regular Lyttelton - Wellington Cook Strait ferry service inaugurated by "Penguin".
November 17
Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) visits. He described Christchurch as a town where half the people rode bicycles and the other half were kept busy dodging them.
(no date)
Heavy snowfall kills 350,000 sheep in Canterbury.
Bicycle Band formed.

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