File:Application for Cricket Pitch at Hagley Park, Christchurch, 1855 (16311464589).jpg

From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Original file(4,192 × 3,240 pixels, file size: 1.48 MB, MIME type: image/jpeg)



On November 8 1855 Crosbie Ward, an elected member of the Canterbury Provincial Council, requested to the Provincial Government that a cricket pitch was put in place at Hagley Park in Christchurch. An earlier application for land in town for the purpose of cricket (between Chester and Armagh Streets) had been declined by the Provincial Government. In 1856 Christchurch Cricket Club were successful in securing a lease for a piece of land at Hagley Park, designated for cricket. The acceptance of the lease offer can be seen in this document

They had in any case been based at Hagley Park since 1851 (though it wasn’t until the 1860s that their ground was located on the actual Hagley Oval site – as it stands today). This link from Papers Past records the first meeting of Christchurch Cricket Club in 1851

The record presented here is from the Christchurch Office of Archives New Zealand in a series of inwards correspondence received by the Provincial Secretary. The Provincial Secretary was the most important civil servant of the Provincial Government, and his office was its hub. His inwards correspondence is a large series, and it covered all possible facets of the Provincial Government's activities - immigration, education, charitable aid, health, public works (until 1864), goldfields, justice and so on. For further enquiries please email

Reference: CAAR 19936 CH287 CP7 ICPS 1098/1855

Throughout the Cricket World Cup 2015, Archives New Zealand will be highlighting a selection of cricket related records which are found in our holdings. For further updates on our cricket posts and other streams follow us on Twitter

Material from Archives New Zealand

Source Application for Cricket Pitch at Hagley Park, Christchurch, 1855
Author Archives New Zealand from New Zealand


w:en:Creative Commons

attribution share alike

This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.
You are free:
  • to share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work
  • to remix – to adapt the work
Under the following conditions:
  • attribution – You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
  • share alike – If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.

Checked copyright icon.svg This image was originally posted to Flickr by Archives New Zealand at It was reviewed on by FlickreviewR and was confirmed to be licensed under the terms of the cc-by-sa-2.0.

File history

Click on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time.

current12:14, 12 July 2015Thumbnail for version as of 12:14, 12 July 20154,192 × 3,240 (1.48 MB)Co9man (talk | contribs)Transferred from Flickr via Flickr2Commons
  • You cannot overwrite this file.

There are no pages that link to this file.

File usage on other wikis

The following other wikis use this file: