4 September 2010
The Darfield earthquake woke Canterbury at 4:35am. The magnitude 7.1. quake was centred 40km west of Christchurch.
5 September 1987
Canterbury Rowing Club 125th anniversary – believed to be the oldest sports club in New Zealand.
6 September 1980
$9.5 million Wijenburgh Icon exhibition opens at Robert McDougall Art Gallery.
7 September 1850
First Canterbury Association settlers sail from Plymouth, England on the Charlotte Jane, Randolph, Cressy and the Sir George Seymour.
7 September 1863
City’s first murder trial. G. Lumley convicted of manslaughter. ( see Monday September 7 1863 Supreme Court in Lyttelton Times, 9 September 1863 via Papers Past)