Christchurch - a chronology


May 13-15
Visit of Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII).
August 25
First flight over Cook Strait (Christchurch to Trentham) by Captain Euan Dickson in a Canterbury Aviation Company plane.
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Professor James Shelley appointed to Education Department, Canterbury University. He became the first Director of Broadcasting in 1936, and was one of the most important figures in the encouragement of drama and adult education in New Zealand.
Government commission recommends compensation of 354,000 to Ngāi Tahu for loss of land. However, successive governments refused to act, and the money was never paid. See 1989.

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