This week in Christchurch history (9 to 15 November)

9 November 1933
Mrs E. R. McCombs (Lyttelton) becomes the first woman MP in New Zealand.

10 November 1839
Captain William B. Rhodes lands 50 cattle at Akaroa.

11 November 1904
ChristChurch Cathedral completed. The architect was George Gilbert Scott.

11 November 1924
Bridge of Remembrance opens.

11 November 1929
Edmonds band rotunda opens.

Edmonds Band Rotunda, viewed from Oxford Terrace [ca. 1930]
Edmonds Band Rotunda, viewed from Oxford Terrace [ca. 1930], CCL PhotoCD 10, IMG0072
12 November 1980
New Christchurch City Council Civic Offices (formerly Millers Department Store) officially open.

13 November 1849
Royal Charter granted for the incorporation of the Canterbury Association.

15 November 1851
White Hart Hotel (possibly the city’s first) in operation.

Proposed design for the White Hart Hotel, High Street, Christchurch [1902]
Proposed design for the White Hart Hotel, High Street, Christchurch [1902], CCL PhotoCD 6, IMG0074
More November events in the Christchurch chronology: a timeline of Christchurch events in chronological order from pre-European times to 1989.

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