Harewood Airport 1954
Staff from No. 4 Hanger. Name of aircraft “PEHO” (D.C 3). This plane was built 20 March 1945 as a freighter for the RNZAF for use as a paratrooper. The aircraft went to the National Airways Corporation 29 September 1947 and went back to the Air Force 20 February 1967.
1 September 1888
Earthquake causes damage throughout City. Cathedral spire badly damaged.
4 September 2010
The Darfield earthquake woke Canterbury at 4:35am. The magnitude 7.1. quake was centred 40km west of Christchurch.
5 September 1985
French agent Dominique Prieur convicted over the bombing of the Greenpeace ship “Rainbow Warrior”, transferred from Mt Eden Jail to Christchurch Womens Prison.
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 – 150th anniversary of Christchurch’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)