Christchurch – this week in history (22 April – 28 April)

22 April 1869
Visit of the Duke of Edinburgh (New Zealand’s first royal visitor).

25 April 1850
Canterbury Association settlers meet in London.

25 April 1864
Canterbury Horticultural and Acclimatisation Society formed. This group introduced many animals, birds and fish to Canterbury, and helped to establish the Government Gardens, which eventually became the Botanic Gardens.
Bridge of Remembrance
25 April 1977
Bridge of Remembrance becomes a pedestrian precinct.

26 April 1852
Christ’s College moves from Lyttelton to Christchurch.

More April events in our Christchurch chronology.

One thought on “Christchurch – this week in history (22 April – 28 April)

  1. Gallivanta 22 April 2013 / 12:24 pm

    This post every week is always so interesting. Thank you.

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