Beca Heritage Week 2014

Heritage-Week-200x200Beca Heritage Week 2014 begins on the 17 October and runs through until the 27 October. The year’s theme is Making Connections – Experience our past-present-future.

Brochures can be picked up from any Council Library or Service Centre or downloaded from www.heritageweek.co.nz.

In 2014 anniversaries include

  • 200 years since John Robert Godley was born in Dublin
  • 150 years since the first council artesian well was drilled
  • 510 years since New Zealand’s first hansom cab arrives in the city
  • 150 years since the foundation stone was laid for the Anglican Cathedral
  • 125 years since Cave and Maori artefacts were discovered at Moncks Spur
  • 125 years since the first New Zealand built locomotive was completed at Addington railway workshops
  • 100 years since Riccarton Bush was presented to the city by the Deans family
  • 100 years since World War I began
  • 75 years since World War II began
  • 75 years since the official opening of City Council’s pensioner housing project in Barnett Avenue, Sydenham; the first local body
    pensioner housing in New Zealand
  • 50 years since the Lyttelton Road Tunnel opened
  • 25 years since Waitangi Tribunal Hearing of land claim by Ngāi Tahu closes at Tuahiwi Marae
  • 25 years since new Christchurch City Council established through amalgamation of previous councils
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