This week in Christchurch history (7 to 13 September)

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. (See article Supreme Court: Monday, September 7 1863 in Lyttelton Times, 9 September 1863 via Papers Past)

8 September 1850
Sir George Seymour leaves Plymouth with settlers.

11 September 1889
Cave and Māori artifacts discovered at Moncks Spur.

11 September 1928
Kingsford-Smith and his crew (Ulm, Litchfield and McWilliams) land at Wigram in “Southern Cross” after the first trans-Tasman flight. A crowd of 30,000, alerted by all-night radio broadcasts, had gathered at the airfield.

The Southern Cross. [10 September 1928], CCL PhotoCD 17, IMG0015
The Southern Cross. [10 September 1928], CCL PhotoCD 17, IMG0015
12 September 1910
G.W. Skellerup founds Para Rubber Company, New Zealand’s first retail rubber goods business at 175 Manchester Street. Christchurch soon became the centre of the rubber industry in New Zealand.

13 September 1877
Christchurch Girls High School (designed by Thomas Cane) opens on the corner of Hereford Street and Rolleston Avenue. The school moved to its present Cranmer Square site in 1881. The original school is now part of the Arts Centre. The Cranmer Square building was demolished in 2011.

Christchurch Girls' High School, Armagh Street, Christchurch [192-?], CCL PhotoCD 17, IMG0017
Christchurch Girls’ High School, Armagh Street, Christchurch [192-?], CCL PhotoCD 17, IMG0017
13 September 1882
Woolston Town Board formed.

More September events in the Christchurch chronology: a timeline of Christchurch events in chronological order from pre-European times to 1989.

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