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Victoria Square, 1907 (2nd of 3)

Victoria Square, 1907

By 1903 Christchurch’s Market Square buildings had been demolished. Renamed Victoria Square – after the former monarch – the area was used for military parades. These public-school cadets line up in front of the statue of Queen Victoria to salute the flag on Empire Day in 1907.

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Geoffrey Rice, 'City public spaces - Parks and gardens', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 October 2021)

Story by Geoffrey Rice, published 11 Mar 2010