Christchurch - a chronology


Air raid shelters dug in Cathedral Square.
December 13
Premiere in Christchurch of "Landfall in Unknown Seas" by Douglas Lilburn and Allen Curnow.
December 16
Construction of Sign of the Takahe taken over by City.
(no date)
Ngaio (later Dame Ngaio) Marsh produces "Hamlet" for the University Drama Society, beginning a 20 year association with the society and fostering a classical theatre revival in the City.
Petition from the Canterbury Housewives Union leads to the carrying of prams on hooks on the front of Transport Board buses.

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