Early Christchurch

Information about a wide range of topics about the early European settlement of Christchurch and Canterbury. For Māori history of Canterbury go to Tī Kōuka Whenua.

Deans' house ca. 1890
The first house on the Canterbury Plains, Riccarton. In 1843 the Deans brothers built this house. [ca. 1890]

Foundations

Famous early women

Famous early men

Photograph of Canterbury College, Christchurch, c 1882
Canterbury College, Christchurch, c 1882

Buildings and places

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