Christchurch - a chronology


January 14
"Great Peninsula Fire" destroys much of the bush on Banks Peninsula.
February 9
"Black Wednesday" - Canterbury skies darkened by smoke from Australian bush fires.
February 26
First Australasian swimming championships held in City.
March 20
"Horse fiend" strikes at Halswell. The "fiend" killed several horses over a period of time, including 2 valuable stallions in 1899.
(no date)
X-ray equipment installed at Christchurch Hospital.

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