Christchurch - a chronology


April 1
Bromley and Papanui join City.
June 14
New Zealand permanent Air Force established at Sockburn as the Government takes over the Canterbury Aviation Company. Included in the take-over was Sockburn Aerodrome, which was re-named Wigram a few days later.
August 4
Railway to the West Coast opens. The much delayed opening of the Otira tunnel on June 18, 1918, had prevented earlier completion of the line.
August 11
Christchurch Radio Society begins regular radio transmission with station 3AC.
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Faith healing Hickson mission draws thousands to Christchurch Cathedral.

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