This week in Christchurch history (23 – 29 December)

26 December 1863
Opening of the Royal Princess Theatre, the city’s first true theatre. It had been the Canterbury Music Hall.

26 December 1870
First rowing regatta on the Avon. This photo shows a 1921 regatta.

26 December 1879
Serious Catholic/Protestant riot in Manchester Street.

27 December 1850
“Cressy” arrives. These 4 ships brought a total of 773 settlers. Although Cantabrians like to commemorate these “first four ships”, there were actually 8 chartered vessels which brought 1500 Canterbury Association settlers in the first few months. By the following December, 19 ships had brought over 3000 settlers.

Christchurch chronology
A timeline of Christchurch events in
chronological order from pre-European times to 1989.

More December events in our Christchurch chronology.

Zinio – our new collection of eMagazines

Our most recent addition to the Source is Zinio for Libraries.

Zinio contains full colour, interactive e-magazines. Think Press Display with magazines – except these are downloadable and portable like an e-book.

We have a collection of over 200 titles. This will continue to grow. There is no need for holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download. You can keep them as long as you like. New issues are released simultaneously with the print edition so the digital version may be available before the print arrives in the library.

Titles include:

  • Marie Claire
  • Rolling Stone
  • Popular Mechanics
  • OK! Magazine
  • Cycling Plus
  • The Economist … and many more. 

It is actually very straightforward if you follow the instructions listed on the About page or the help pages if you get stuck. If there are any problems then feel free to contact us. With Zinio you can enjoy the glossy articles of your favorite magazine anytime and anywhere. Let’s play!

Economist Cover of American craft Cover of SFX Cover of Architectural record Cover of Games master Cover of Inside History Cover of Newsweek Cover of Marie claire Cover of Nylon