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Encyclopedia > Lyttelton, New Zealand
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Lyttelton (43.6000° S 172.7167° E) is a port town located on the north shore of Lyttelton Harbour on Banks Peninsula, 12 km by road from Christchurch on the eastern coast of the South Island of New Zealand. According to the 2001 census, the usually-resident population of Lyttelton (including neighbouring bays such as Rapaki and Corsair Bay) was 3042. Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1068 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Lyttelton, New Zealand Categories: Volcanoes of New Zealand ... Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1068 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Lyttelton, New Zealand Categories: Volcanoes of New Zealand ... Seaport, a painting by Claude Lorrain, 1638 A port is a facility at the edge of an ocean, river, or lake for receiving ships and transferring cargo and persons to them. ... A street in Ynysybwl, Wales, relatively stereotypical of a small town A town is usually an urban area which is not considered to rank as a city. ... Banks Peninsula is roughly circular in shape, with many bays, and two deep harbours. ... For other uses, see Christchurch (disambiguation). ... South Island The South Island forms one of the two major islands of New Zealand, the other being the North Island. ... The New Zealand government Department Statistics New Zealand conducts a census of population and dwellings every five years. ...


The town is linked to Christchurch by railway and road tunnels through the Port Hills. At 1900 m long, the Lyttelton Road Tunnel (opened in 1964) is the country's longest road tunnel, and the railway tunnel is the country's oldest, dating from 1867. The Port Hills are a range of hills running approximately east-west, between the port of Lyttelton and the city of Christchurch in Canterbury, New Zealand. ... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... This list of Tunnels in New Zealand is a link page for any railway tunnel, road tunnel or waterway tunnel, including any hydroelectric intake or tailrace or gun battery tunnel anywhere in the New Zealand. ...


The harbour is an inlet on the north-western side of Banks Peninsula, extending 18 km inland from the southern end of Pegasus Bay. It is surrounded by steep hills formed from the sides of an extinct volcanic crater, which rise to a height of 500 m. Several smaller settlements are dotted along the shore of the harbour, notably Governor's Bay and Diamond Harbour. A small island, Quail Island, sits in the upper harbour south-west of Lyttelton. Pegasus Bay is on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. ... Quail Island lies within Lyttelton Harbour in the South Island of New Zealand. ...


Lyttelton was formerly called Port Cooper and Port Victoria. It was the original settlement in the district (1850). The name Lyttelton was given to it in honour of George William Lyttelton of the Canterbury Association, which had led the colonisation of the area. 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... GEORGE WILLIAM LYTTELTON, 4th BARON LYTTELTON. 1817 - 1876. ...


The Lyttelton Times was one of the principal newspapers of the Canterbury region for 80 years, published from 1851 until 1929, at which time it became the Christchurch Times, until publication ceased in 1935.


One of the features of Lyttelton is one of the world's few remaining working Timeball stations. Much of the building is now used as an art gallery, containing the works of traditional artists from the days of historic Lyttelton. Resources Great Museums in the World (Louvre, Metropolitan Museum, MoMA, Picasso …) CGFA: A Virtual Art Museum Art-Atlas. ...


External links

  • Banks Peninsula District Council
  • Lyttelton Port Company

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The Lyttelton Tunnel - Early Christchurch - Heritage - Christchurch City Libraries (568 words)
A rail tunnel between Lyttelton and Christchurch would have been seen as an answer to the problem of getting bulky luggage and goods from the port to the city.
The Lyttelton rail tunnel was officially opened for passenger traffic on 9 December 1867, taking less than seven minutes to make the trip through the hill section of the track.
A line was built from the wharf to Ferrymead, and on 1 December 1863, New Zealand's first passenger line opened, with the railway station built on the South Belt (later Moorhouse Avenue).
Lyttelton, New Zealand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (627 words)
Lyttelton (43.6000° S 172.7167° E) is a port town located on the north shore of Lyttelton Harbour on Banks Peninsula, 12 km by road from Christchurch on the eastern coast of the South Island of New Zealand.
As Lyttelton was a harbour, and had a large amount of flat land suitable for farming and development nearby, it was ideal for a colony.
Lyttelton was the location for most of the exterior scenes in Peter Jackson's 1996 horror movie The Frighteners.
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