Story: Culture and recreation in the city

Lancaster Park, 1880s (2nd of 4)

Lancaster Park, 1880s

In 1880 the Canterbury Cricket and Athletic Sports Company purchased a ground on Ferry Road in Christchurch, which they named Lancaster Park. This pavilion was put up and the first game was played against a visiting England side in January 1882.

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Canterbury Museum, Canterbury Pilgrims and Early Settlers' Association Collection
Reference: 1949.148.219
Photograph by Burton Brothers

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Culture and recreation in the city - Sport in colonial cities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 January 2022)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 11 Mar 2010