Christchurch – this week in history (13 – 19 January)

13 January 1891
First public display in New Zealand of Edison’s phonograph.

18 January 1851
First bank, the Union Bank of Australia, opens at Lyttelton.

18 January 1894
New Brighton pier opens.

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

More January events in our Christchurch chronology.