For most of its first 100 years the University was situated in the centre of Christchurch (now the Arts Centre). By 1975 it had completed its move to a spacious purpose-built 76 hectare site in the suburb of Ilam, 7km from the old city site.
History and chronology
When established in 1873, Canterbury College was only the second university in New Zealand.
Exhibitions highlight interesting themes are discovered in UC's historical records.