6 July 1887
Heavy floods. Three young men drown in the Avon River as a result of a boating mishap.
7 July 1908
Widespread flooding in city and province.
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.
10 July 1922
Hagley Park and Botanic Gardens included in city boundary.
11 July 1879
Post Office building in Cathedral Square completed.