A timeline of Canterbury's development 1400-1900

By Rozhina
  • 1000

    First inhabitants- 1000AD or CE

    The first people to live in the place now known as Christchurch were Moa hunters, who probably arrived there as early as AD 1000.
  • 1500

    Iwi migrate to the South Island/ Te Waipounamu

    In the 16th century the Ngāti Māmoe made the move from the Hastings on the East coast of the North Island