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Victory Park Board (Christchurch, N.Z.)

Collection | Ref # Arch 659 | Held by Christchurch City Libraries

What is it?

Title:

Victory Park Board (Christchurch, N.Z.)

Creator:

Victory Park Board (Christchurch, N.Z.)

Level of description:

Collection

Extent:

220 cm

Reference number:

Arch 659

Former NRAM reference number:

Y3213

Description:

The records include letterbooks, correspondence, financial and other papers.

The contents are very fragile.

In 1880 the Canterbury Cricket and Athletic Sports Ground Company was formed to provide Christchurch with a large sports field. This field was named Lancaster Park in 1881. In 1904 control of the park was taken over by the Canterbury Cricket Association, and in 1911 by Lancaster Park Ltd., whose name also appears later as the Lancaster Park Board of Control. In 1920 the Victory Park Board assumed control. In 1998, when Lancaster Park was renamed Jade Stadium, the Victory Park Board was replaced by Jade Stadium Ltd.

Records and papers

Dates covered:

1880 - 1958

Access conditions:

Handling would require extreme care

Finding aids:

Detailed inventory

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Keywords:

Lancaster Park · Jade Stadium

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