12 October 1939
Battery point guns in Lyttelton Harbour accidentally sink fishing boat “Dolphin”. 1 man killed.
13 October 1986
Sir Hamish Hay begins his fifth and final term as Mayor of Christchurch.
14 October 1989
Vicki Buck, first woman and youngest to be elected, wins Christchurch Mayoralty.
15 October 1881
Lancaster Park opens. This privately owned development was built so that sports clubs could charge admission fees to games.
16 October 1988
Victoria Square Amphitheatre opens.
17 October 1861
Christchurch Club building opens. Designed by B. W. Mountfort and Isaac Luck, it was probably New Zealand’s first club.