- June 10, 1868
- William Wilson elected first Mayor of Christchurch.
- June 10, 1935
- John Drew and poet/typographer Dennis Glover founded Caxton Press to publish New Zealand literature. Most of the decade’s best writers were first published by the company.
- June 11, 1982
- Sir Hamish Hay, Mayor of Christchurch since 1974, knighted in Queen’s Birthday honours.
- June 12, 1848
- “Kemp’s Deed” signed by Ngai Tahu giving the New Zealand Company control of land from Kaiapoi to Otago.
- June 15, 1874
- Canterbury College (University) opens. A subsequent public protest prevented its proposed buildings from being sited in what are now the Botanic Gardens.
- June 16, 1932
- Robert McDougall Art Gallery opens. The gallery was a gift of R.E. McDougall, Managing Director of Aulsebrooks and Company.
- June 17, 1843
- John Deans lands sheep, cattle and horses at Lyttelton.
10 June 2013
Christchurch – this week in history (10 June – 16 June)Posted by Marion under Christchurch, Christchurch and Canterbury, Heritage, History | Tags: Canterbury, Christchurch, chronology, History, this week in history, timeline |
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