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The expansion of Christchurch to 1926

The expansion of Christchurch to 1926

As tramways were extended, the city of Christchurch spread out from its centre in a radial pattern that partly followed the tramlines. Suburbs developed first along the tramlines and then filled the gaps between.This diagram shows the growth up to 1896, and then to 1926.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury region - Christchurch', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/map/10370/the-expansion-of-christchurch-to-1926 (accessed 20 April 2019)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015