Christchurch - a chronology


March 1
Majestic Theatre opens - the city’s first steel frame building.
March 25
New Zealand’s first country library service begins as Canterbury adult rural education scheme under the auspices of the W.E.A.
November 6
Weekly air service (New Zealands first regular service) begins to Dunedin.
South Island’s first traffic lights installed at the intersection of Cashel and Colombo Streets.
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Marion Saunders begins New Zealand’s first speech therapy classes at the Normal School.

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