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Letter from secretary of the Albion Cricket Club to the Chairman of the Municipal Council requesting the use of Latimer Square as a cricket pitch, July 1862

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CH 343/6a item 54. Inward Letters, Christchurch Municipal Council

Letter from secretary of the Albion Cricket Club to the Town Clerk complaining about horse-riders invading the cricket pitch, October 1862. A request to fence off the square was declined by the Council.

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CH 343/6a item 85. Inward Letters, Christchurch Municipal Council

Memorandum from Provincial Engineer to Provincial Secretary about the closure of gravel pits in Hagley Park, May 1861.

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CH 343/6a item 23. Inward Letters, Christchurch Municipal Council

Letter from Mr McGlashan to Secretary for Public Works, April 1867, applying for the lease of a portion of Hagley Park.

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CH 287 CP209 ICPW, item 477/1867

Letter from the Provincial Secretary to the Chairman of the Municipal Council about the transfer of properties in Market Place (Victoria Square) from the Provincial Government to the Council, August 1864.

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CH 287 CP251 ICPW, item 1498/1874

Letter from the Secretary of Public Works to the Chairman of the City Council about garden and fence in Cathedral Square.

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CH 343/6a item 91. Inward Letters, Christchurch Municipal Council

Memorandum from Provincial Solicitor to Secretary for Public Works about the conveyance of site of the cathedral, October 1864.

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CH 287 CP246 ICPW, item 1179/1864 [with1417/1873]

Letter from Bursar of Christ's College relating to the proposed transfer of Cathedral Square to the Provincial Government, January 1858.

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CH 287 CP594d 18 Provincial Council Papers, 1858

Public Spaces

The first city planners had made provision for a number of squares and parks, but these only gradually became the city amenities we know today.