Christchurch – This week in history (15 April – 21 April)

17 April 1880
First championship cycle meeting, Hagley Park.

19 April 1873
Christchurch Golf Club formed. The first course was in Hagley Park.

20 April 1849
Captain Thomas (in a letter to Sir George Grey) reveals that he has chosen the present site of Christchurch for the new settlement – in spite of the fact that both the Nelson and Otago colonists had rejected it in 1841 and 1844 respectively.

21 April 1971
Court Theatre’s first production, “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie”.
More April events in our Christchurch chronology.