1984 - 30 March   -   Timaru Herald Supplement  

Famous Pages through time from 1868 - 1984  -  Section 2


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Famous Pages Through The Ages  -
1876 - 5 February  - page 3  general news
1892 - 10 March -   general news
1899 - 13 October  - general news
1901 - 24 January -   every column line in black,  death of Queen Victoria.
1906 - 20 April  -  earthquake in California  -   general news
1913 - 12 February  - Pole Party Lost,  Captain Scott and 4 companions   die on return journey
1914 - 11 June -  Jubilee of the Timaru Herald
1914 - 4 August -  Great War  begun
1915 - 23 April  - the struggle in Flanders
1915 - 10 May -  Lusitania sunk,   loss of 1500 lives    The Dardanelles
1918 - 13 November  -  Germany surrenders
1927 - 23 May -  Atlantic crossed
1928 - 18 June  -  Murchison earthquake
1928 - 12 September   - Tasman crossed
1931 - 4 February  - Napier earthquake
1936 - 11 December  -  Abdication  of King Edward V111
1939 - 4 September  -  Great Britain at War
1940 - 3 April  -  Pioneers honoured   tributes to pioneers
1940 - 3 April  -  photo of Centennial of early residents of Dominion -   photo of a lot of people  - no names
1940 - 3 June - Allies win Air Battles   Little ships do great deeds
1940 - 16 September  -  Londoners prepared for anything    Buckingham Palace bombed
1940 - 17 September -  RAF  has greatest day yet
1941 - 9 December -  Japan strikes swiftly at US and Britain
1941 - 11 December -  British battleships Sunk of Malaya
1944 - 7 June  -  Allied Forces invade Europe
1945 - 10 May  -   V - E.Day in Timaru
1945 - 10 May - 2nd NZEF    22 men listed as wounded   -  list of names ---  photo  Private C.J.Fitzgerald,  son of Mrs M.M.Fitzgerald  Timaru
1945 - 10 May  -  photo  Private J.A.Fridd,  son of Mrs E.Fridd,  Kingsdown
1945 - 16 July  - Record snowstorm  in Timaru
1945 - 7 August  - greatest sensation of war  Atomic bomb
1945 - 16 August  - The Last of Our enemies is Laid Low
1947 - 19 November    - Ballantyne's fire  Christchurch   list of names 
1948 - 9 November  - proclamation issued making Timaru City ,  town changes status.
1950 - 18 September -   South Canterbury  says well done to victorious rugby reps.
1951 - 1 March  -  Govt de-registers Watersider union
1951 - 18 April  -  Fire rages in top floor of City building -- new extension ladder
1951 - 19 April  -  Floodwaters isolate homes    damage key bridges and cut main highways
1953 - 3 June  -  Coronation   Elizabeth 11 is crowned Queen
1953 - 3 June  -  Mt Everest conquered
1953 - 24 December  -  Queen & Duke   in Timaru   Royal visit
1953 - 26 December  -  Tangawhai  rail disaster
1954 - 26 January   -  Memorable visit by Royal couple
1954 - 26 January  -   whole page of photos  Queen Elizabeth visits South Canterbury
1955 - 21 December  -  4 US aircraft make pioneer flight to Polar Base
1957 - 17 September  -  fire destroys Hermitage
1959 - 23 November  -  Mrs M.E.Hilton  becomes 1st woman Mayor of Timaru 
1959 - 25 November  -  fears held for safety of the Holmglen
1961 - 13 April  -  1st spaceman flight in history
1962 - 24 October  -  Kennedy orders blockade on Cuba
1963 - 25 November -   world horrified at assassination of Kennedy
1964 - 11 June  -   centennial supplement   1st 100 years
1964 - 13 November  -  ship aground     1st Cook Strait cables attached
1967 - 10 July -   decimal currency introduced
1967 - 23 November -  heavy stock losses  after storm
1968 - 11 April  -  42 confirmed dead  Wahine sinks
1969 - 22 July -   man on the moon
1974 - 2 September  -  death of Mr Kirk
1975 - 2 August  -  100mph  winds  trail of damage
1975 - 26 September  -  Timaru thrown into 1st state of civil  emergency
1980 - 30 July  -  Princess Diana's wedding
1982 - 8 May  -  ships foundered 100 years ago  Timaru's black Sunday
1984 - 30 March -   Timaru Herald's new building opens today   great fire of Timaru 7 December 1868
1984 - 15 June  -   PM calls snap election

Beverley Evans
Christchurch NZ
17 January 2011
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