Christchurch - a chronology


March 12-15
Visit of Duke of York (later King George VI).
First production in the University Drama Society’s Little Theatre. It was probably the first in New Zealand with cyclorama, dimmers and spots.
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Young painters form "The Group". These artists, including Rita Angus, Louise Henderson and Olivia Spencer-Bower strongly influenced New Zealand painting over the next 20 years. At this time, Christchurch was the undisputed centre of the visual arts in New Zealand. see The Group Catalogues.

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