Christchurch: a chronology

A timeline of some Christchurch events in chronological order from 1700s to 1989.

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This week in history

October 2, 1916
Opawa joins City.
October 3, 1983
Rugby player Robbie Deans becomes highest scorer of points in 79 year history of the Ranfurly Shield with 187 points from thirteen games.
October 3, 1988
Park Royal Hotel opens in Victoria Square.
October 5, 1899
First Boer War contingent leaves Lyttelton.
October 5, 1982
Paraplegic archer Neroli Fairhall (in competition with able-bodied athletes) wins gold medal at Brisbane Commonwealth Games.
October 5, 1984
Greg Mortimer of Christchurch conquers Mt Everest without oxygen.
October 7, 1864
Opening of a 12 night season of Lyster’s Royal Italian and English Opera Company. The opera was “Lucia di Lammermoor".
October 8, 1989
Redesigned portion of Victoria Square opened.