Podcast – Race and disability

Christchurch City Libraries blog hosts a series of regular podcasts from New Zealand's only specialist human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia. This show is created by Sally Carlton. Race and ethnicity, and disability, are among the most common grounds for discrimination - so what happens when someone identifies as both a racial or ethnic…
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Three Things About Elsie

In Three Things about Elsie, we join Florence Claybourne ('Flo' only to a select few) mulling over the various scenarios that could occur once some kind soul at the Cherry Tree Nursing Home realises they haven't seen her for a few hours. She is lying on the floor of her apartment where she has recently fallen Florence is a mentally…
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Recent necrology, March 2018

Some well-known people who have died recently Roger Bannister, 1929-2018 British doctor, academic and middle-distance athlete who ran the first sub-four-minute mile in the 1952 Olympics Emma Hannigan, 1972-2018 Bestselling Irish author and blogger      Philip Kerr, 1956-2018 British author known for his Bernie Gunther historical thrillers Jesús López Cobos, 1940-2018 Spanish conductor with…
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Simpson & Williams, 238 High Street, Christchurch: Picturing Canterbury

This store advertised itself as "The busy booksellers, stationers and printers ". Envelopes, writing paper, pen and ink were provided free. Stamps could be purchased here, as could postcards of local and New Zealand views, magazines, etc. The business had its origins in a printing and stationery firm, founded in 1862 by J.T. Hughes which…
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