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In 1848 the Canterbury Association, with a membership including Members of Parliament, church leaders and peers, first met in London with the object of founding a Church of England settlement in New Z

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Dates covered: 1848 - 1877     

The records comprise official correspondence (1852-1875); correspondence concerning public works (1864-1876); letter-books of various departments including Treasury and Railways, and of the Road Board

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Dates covered: 1852 - 1876     

Constructed in the 1860ts under the auspices of the Canterbury Provincial Council, the 2.870 yardlong Lyttelton railway tunnel cost £195,000 to complete. Mooted by W.S.

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Dates covered: 1864 - 1874     

The material in this collection relates to the Canterbury Provincial Council's administration of the West Coast Goldfields. The discovery of gold in the Hohonu.

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Dates covered: 1865 - Circa 1900     

These miscellaneous inward letters were transferred to the Canterbury Public Library in 1964 from the Christchurch City Council, and to Archives New Zealand in 2001. The letters have been indexed, 19

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Dates covered: 1901 - 1964     

The Christchurch City Council took over control of the city's volunteer fire brigade [first formed successfully 1860] in 1869, and maintained a volunteer service until in June 1895 this was re-organis

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Dates covered: 1887 - 1907     

Since the organised colonisation of Christchurch the municipal authorities have maintained three public cemeteries in Christchurch: Barbadoes Street opened in 1851, and closed the use of all but exist

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Dates covered: 1851 - 1930     

The Christchurch Drainage Board was constituted by a special Act of Parliament in 1875 to provide for the drainage of the City of Christchurch and surrounding districts.

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Dates covered: 1875 - 1914     

The Christchurch Tramway Board was established by statute in 1902, the Bill also providing for a loan of up to £250,000 for electrification of the obsolete horsedrawn system.

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Dates covered: 1903 - 1944     

The records are of road boards in Christchurch and within a fifty mile radius of the city.

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Dates covered: 1862 - 1913     

The Selwyn County Subdivision Act (1910) resulted in the formation of seven counties and one borough from the former Selwyn County.

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Dates covered: 1929 - 1939     

Eyre County was constituted in 1912, prior to which date it had been a road district within Ashley County. The records comprise inward and outward letterbooks.

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Dates covered: Circa 1920 - 1930     

Records of former fire authorities including Christchurch, Timaru, Hokitika and Greymouth that have now been amalgamated under one body, the Fire Service Commission. The records comprise minutes, cor

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Dates covered: 1881 - 1978     

Geologist and explorer, Haast came to New Zealand in 1858 to report on immigration prospects for a shipping firm.

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Dates covered: 1860 - 1880     

The ratepayers' roll of the South Heathcote (later Halswell) District Roads Board contains a list of sections at the back and a rates roll for Sections 562, 383, 1325, 1738, 361, 353, 502, 4682 and ot

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Dates covered: 1864 - 1864     

Heathcote County Council was constituted as a result of the Selwyn County Subdivision Act (1910) having formerly been a road district within the original Selwyn County. The records comprise minutes a

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Dates covered: 1888 - 1945     

The Heathcote County Council was incorporated in 1911 from what remained of the earlier Heathcote Road Board formed in 1863, and until a further amalgamation incorporated the Avon and Bromley Ridings

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Dates covered: 1912 - 1960     

Records of the Linwood Town Board and the Linwood Borough Council.

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Dates covered: 1882 - 1903     

The Lyttelton Borough Council was inaugurated on 28 May 1868.

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Dates covered: 1864 - 1914     

The records consist of the following material: Civil Record books, Criminal Record books, Plaint books, and Minute books for Christchurch, Methven, Darfield, Akaroa, Little River, Sheffield/Coalgate,

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Dates covered: 1850 - 1966     
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