17 Feb 2021

Chch Press celebrations, looking back at 160 years of news

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:41 pm on 17 February 2021

The Press in Christchurch is celebrating 160 years in the newspaper business!

To mark the anniversary, Stuff and Press journalist Philip Matthews has been putting together a series of old Press stories to enjoy.

He talks to Jesse about the  story of Captain Lorraine from 1899 and his ill-fated hot air balloon ride. 

Captain Charles Lorraine prepares to take off from Lancaster Park.

Captain Charles Lorraine prepares to take off from Lancaster Park. Photo: Archives Press/Stuff

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