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This week in Christchurch history (22 September - 28 September)

23 September 1914
First Canterbury contingent sails on Tahiti and Athenic from Lyttelton for the war in Europe.

24 September 1881
Telephone exchange (the first in New Zealand) begins operation. 138 more words


Sept 16, 1620 - The Speedwell And Hemingway's Cats

On September 16, 1620, the now famous Mayflower departed England on its path for the New World.  What you probably don’t know is that this was not the only ship to leave the English port of Southampton that week, bound for the New World.   582 more words

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Sept 12, 1940 - Cave Art And Meddling Kids

On September 12, 1940, near Montignac, France, four teenagers followed their dog down a narrow cave entrance and discovered a cave full of the worlds best examples of Paleolithic Era cave art.   357 more words

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This week in Christchurch history (15 September - 21 September)

16 September 1864
Opening of second Town Hall, built of stone next to the first hall in High Street.

18 September 1980
Theatre Royal bought by Theatre Royal Charitable Foundation to be renovated and preserved as a theatre. 132 more words


This Week In History: The Monaghan Affair, 1936

It’s a little remarkable to me that, being a connoisseur of all things dark and spooky, I’d never read about Frank Monaghan until I began working here.  1,489 more words

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This Week In History: The Rascals, Chicago "In the Park" and Diana Ross!

The music history books are vast and full of interesting bits of knowledge. “Big” Jay Sorensen gives you a recap of the biggest and most interesting music news from the week; something from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. 914 more words


This week in Christchurch history (8 September - 14 September)

8 September 1850
Sir George Seymour” leaves Plymouth with settlers.

11 September 1928
Kingsford-Smith and his crew (Ulm, Litchfield and McWilliams) land at Wigram in “Southern Cross” after the first trans-Tasman flight. 215 more words