1848 Lyttleton Lyttleton was the first town to be founded in the Canterbury area, and was where many of the settlers from England first made their home, because of the amount of reasonably flat land in the township and in the surrounding areas, it was decided that Lyttleton was an ideal place for a Church of England colony. Although later, with the opening of the summit road, it became possible for Christchurch to become reality; but Lyttleton still had the largest population until it was surpassed by Christchurch in 1853. Township of Lyttleton
City Square Botanical Gardens Summit Road Hagley Park 1874 Christ’s College Summit Road While many of you probably may rarely or never use this road, it is Christchurch’s oldest road, and helped significantly with the growth and construction of Christchurch. This road has mainly been used for people to travel across the Port Hills to Christchurch and occasionally transporting building supplies, but large barges were usually used for this, using the shipping route shown in green. Christs College Christs College is New Zealand's oldest and most prestigious school. Christs College began in Lyttleton as a school for the settlers, but in 1850 when work on Christchurch had just started, Christs College relocated to a site in the heart of Christchurch and has remained there ever since. City Square While many of you think of the City Square as the home of the Cathedral, it was originally planned as a park for the Central City, but following a decision by the Canterbury Association in 1961 which dedicated the Square to the Church of England which wanted to build a Cathedral there, the City Square is now home to one of Christchurch’s Landmarks, the Cathedral which opened in 1863. Botanical Gardens In 1864 the Canterbury Horticultural and Acclimatization Society was founded and decided to establish a Botanical Garden in Hagley Park, and decided to use the land known as the Government Domain as the location. In 1873 the first tree was planted in the Botanical Gardens to mark the wedding of Prince Albert to Princess Alexandra of Denmark. Hagley Park Hagley Park was included in Godley’s City Plan of Christchurch as a large open space where anyone can come for a walk, play sport such as Rugby on the Rugby Fields, Netball or play almost any other sport. Hagley Park is New Zealand's most used park, and will probably remain that way for a very long time.
1903 Tram Service The Christchurch Tram Service was officially opened in 1905 when Christchurch was in need of Public Transportation, as Christchurch had grown exponentially over the last 25 years; but stopped 49 years later, when buses became more commonplace as they were cheaper and faster. However, in 1995 the Tram Service returned to the Central City as a tourist attraction. Hagley Golf Links Hagley Golf Links, Christchurch’s oldest golf club was established in 1897 in North Hagley Park; and is currently one of the city’s most popular golf courses, even thought it is often criticized for its quality Cathedral The Christchurch Cathedral officially opened in 1873 after 9 years of Construction, but was not finished until 1904, and is home to the Anglican Church of Christchurch. Lancaster Park Lancaster Park was established in 1880 by Cricket Canterbury, and officially opened in 1882. In 1911 Canterbury Rugby became joint owners of Lancaster Park; and in 1919 the Government purchased the Park. Canterbury College Canterbury College (now known as Canterbury University) was the second university founded in New Zealand; it was created because Christ’s College was dissatisfied with the lack of higher education in Canterbury. Hagley Golf Links Lancaster Park Christchurch Cathedral Canterbury College
1927 This was a ‘quiet’ period of expansion around Christchurch.
1952 Lyttleton Tunnel Lyttleton Tunnel was created to reduce the number of barges needed to transport goods to Christchurch; it opened in 1964, and at 1.9km long, it was New Zealand’s oldest and longest tunnel. Mona Vale Mona Vale was originally purchased in 1905 by Annie Quayle who named the property ‘Mona Vale’. After her death it was proposed that the site be demolished and subdivided, but after many applications to the council. The council bought the land for $134,600 and is now one of the city’s most treasured assets. Christchurch Airport Christchurch Airport opened in 1940 as a Domestic Airport, but became the first International Airport in New Zealand in 1950, and is currently undergoing a $200 million upgrade which is scheduled for completion in 2009. Christchurch Airport Mona Vale Lyttleton Tunnel
1975 Antarctic Centre The International Antarctic Centre opened in 1990, and is home to the New Zealand, United States and Italian Antarctic Exploration Programmes. The Antarctic Centre operates a Hagglund Ride, Sub-Zero Room and many more activities. Orana Park Orana Park was founded in 1976 on 80 Hectares of Land, and is home to many animals such as Lions, Giraffes, Hippos, Cheetahs, Monkeys and much more; Orana Park is one of two wildlife reserves around Christchuch, the other being Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. QEII Park QEII Park was opened in 1974 to host the Commonwealth Games. QEII offers a Swimming Pool, Basketball Court, Golf Course and much more. It underwent a 31.7 million overhaul in 2000 to upgrade all the deprecated facilities. Science Alive Science Alive is a museum promoting Science and Technology that opened in 1992 in the old Railway Station, and changes exhibits every three to six months. Science Alive permanently houses a Vertical Slide, Climbing Wall, Gyroscope and Glow-in-the-dark Mini Golf Course. Town Hall The Town Hall opened in 1972 and has can seat 2500 people in the auditorium, and 1000 people in the James Hay Theatre. The Town Hall hosts conferences, concerts, plays and much more. Orana Park International Antarctic Centre QEII Park Town Hall Science Alive Burnside High School Burnside High School Burnside High School was founded in 1960 by the Government Education Department as the area was in need of a local high school. Burnside High School is now New Zealand’s second biggest high school, and has a roll of 2607.
Westpac Arena The Westpac Arena is a sporting venue which predominantly hosts Netball & Basketball, but also hosts conferences, expos and concerts. It opened in 1998 and can seat 7200 people. 2007 Canterbury Museum Canterbury Museum opened in 1882 and specialises in Maori, European Settlement and Antarctic Exploration. Admission is free, and the museum relies on donations and grants. Christchurch Art Gallery The Christchurch Art Gallery opened in 2003 after four years of construction. The museum has two floors, and it was built to replace the Robert McDougall Art Gallery which was built in 1932 and was deprecated. The Pier The New Brighton Pier opened in November 1997. The Pier is 300m long, and people often fish off it. Jade Stadium In 1998, Jade Software Corporation bought the Naming Rights for Lancaster Park, and renamed it Jade Stadium. Jade Stadium Ltd. now manages the stadium (but doesn’t own it). Convention Centre The Convention Centre opened in November 1997 and hosts mainly Conferences and Expos such as the Lincoln University Science Fair. Christchurch Art Gallery Canterbury Museum The Pier Jade Stadium Convention Centre Westpac Arena
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Topic Ideas So what kind of things can I do my project on this year???
What about fashion? History of hair styles and hair salons? History of hats? Shoes? School uniforms? From small shops to big malls? Where was the first mall in Christchurch to be built? The possibilities are endless…. For example…
Hairstyles from 1940... to... Can you find photos of important people in Christchurch at this time? What did they look like?
the 1950's and 60's Photo from: http://www.cwareno.com/dolls2.jpg to...
Fashion not for you? What about sport related topics? The history of rugby? When was the Crusaders team formed? Who was on this team? Who is on the team now? Golf? Netball? Creation of sports facilities? Again the options are endless. How about Transportation? Cars, trains, bikes, and…
Planes When did Air New Zealand start flying? What kind of planes did they own?
New Zealand car timeline: What cars were driving on the streets of Christchurch during the 1940’s? Where was the first car dealership built?