Christchurch – this week in history (2 to 8 June)

Exterior view of the Theatre Royal, Christchurch, prior to opening, CCL PhotoCD 2, IMG0061
Exterior view of the Theatre Royal, Christchurch, prior to opening, CCL PhotoCD 2, IMG0061
2 June 1874
“The Press” publishes an evening paper, “The Globe” to compete with “The Star”. It became “The Telegraph”, then “The Truth”, then “Evening News”. Publication ceased in May 1917.

4 June 1866
Refurbished Royal Princess Theatre re-opens as the first Theatre Royal.

7 June 1877
New Canterbury College (University) building opens. Designed by B.W. Mountfort, the building is now part of the Arts Centre.

8 June 1838
First French warship, the corvette “Heroine” (Captain J.B. Cecille) arrives in Akaroa.

Canterbury College, Christchurch, showing clock tower and Great Hall [ca. 1882]  CCL PhotoCD 1, IMG0012
Canterbury College, Christchurch, showing clock tower and Great Hall [ca. 1882] CCL PhotoCD 1, IMG0012
Christchurch chronology
A timeline of Christchurch events in
chronological order from pre-European times to 1989.

More June events in our Christchurch chronology.

Queen’s Birthday 2014

Monday 2 June is a public holiday on which New Zealand celebrates the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. 21 April was her actual birthday and she turned 88 (she was born in 1926).

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All our libraries are closed on Monday 2 June 2014.