Christchurch, Swamp to City

Christchurch, Swamp to City

A Short History of the Christchurch Drainage Board 1875-1989

Book - 1989
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Publisher: Lincoln, N.Z. : Te Waihora Press for the Christchurch Drainage Board, 1989.
Branch Call Number: 363.61 WIL
Characteristics: 96 p. :,ill., 8 folded maps, ports ;,30 cm.


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As the title indicates, the swampy site chosen for Christchurch meant a wealth of watery issues awaited the young town. The Christchurch Drainage Board was set up to address concerns about poor drainage and the book celebrates the achievements over its 115-year history. It’s a very readable accou... Read More »

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