This week in Christchurch history (1 September – 7 September)

1 September 1888
Earthquake causes damage throughout City. Cathedral spire badly damaged.

Earthquake damage to the Cathedral spire, in 1888 and 1901 [1901] Christchurch City Libraries, CCL PhotoCD 3, IMG0059
Earthquake damage to the Cathedral spire, in 1888 and 1901
[1901]
See this image on our website.
4 September 2010
The Darfield earthquake woke Canterbury at 4:35am. The magnitude 7.1. quake was centred 40km west of Christchurch.

5 September 1985
French agent Dominique Prieur convicted over the bombing of the Greenpeace ship “Rainbow Warrior”, transferred from Mt Eden Jail to Christchurch Womens Prison.

6 September 1878
Railway to Dunedin officially opens. The occasion was marked by a banquet (The Star, 6 September 1878 via Papers Past)

7 September 1850
First Canterbury Association settlers sail from Plymouth, England on the Charlotte Jane, Randolph and Cressy.

7 September 1863
G. Lumley convicted of manslaughter. (Monday September 7 1863 Supreme Court in Lyttelton Times, 9 September 1863 via Papers Past)

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

More September events in the Chronology.

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