8 July 1880
Canterbury Society of Arts formed.
9 July 1863
Civic tree planting begins. Part of the day’s planting was a commemorative tree, generally regarded as the beginning of the Botanic Gardens.
11 July 1879
Post Office building in Cathedral Square completed.
- 13 July 1905
- Construction of King Edward barracks begins. The building was completed in an amazing 25 days. In the absence of a true Town Hall, it was often the venue for large concerts and civic occasions.
14 July 1945
Record snowfall 280mm (11 inches) over most of city. See our page on historic snowfalls in Christchurch.
More July events in our Christchurch chronology.