26 November 1959
Memorial Avenue (a memorial to airmen killed in W.W.II) officially opens.
27 November 1985
Remains of swimming pool uncovered when excavating behind No 1 stand at Lancaster Park. Pool used as venue for 1907 Australian and New Zealand Swimming Championships.
28 November 1893
Women vote for the first time in parliamentary elections.
28 November 1908
Work begins on the Summit Road, the first part of Harry Ell’s obsessional dream.
29 November 1901
Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s first Antarctic expedition arrives at Lyttelton in “Discovery”.
29 November 1978
Concert at Q.E.II Park by rock singer David Bowie.
1 December 1949
Sidney G. (later Sir Sidney) Holland (Fendalton) becomes Prime Minister.
More November events in our Christchurch chronology.