Story: Timekeeping

Commemorative clock tower (2nd of 3)

Commemorative clock tower

Eventually Christchurch’s clock tower, originally intended for the Provincial Building, was installed on a new stone base commemorating Queen Victoria’s jubilee in 1897. By then the need for a visible public clock in the centre of Christchurch had become obvious. The site was the triangle between High, Manchester and Lichfield streets.

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Jock Phillips, 'Timekeeping - New Zealand mean time', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 May 2022)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006