Camping at Hanmer River: Picturing Canterbury

Family camping at Hanmer River, Christmas/New Year 1958.  Annual event with often three generations present. Do you have any photographs of camping in Canterbury? If so, feel free to contribute to our collection. The Discovery Wall is a large interactive exhibition which allows several people to simultaneously explore images and stories of the history of the people and places of…
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Ready, steady…relax

If you're like me then the prelude to Christmas is a hectic blur of to-do lists, gift-wrap flapping, and sugar. Yes, I have started to hoe into the Christmas treats already but I need to keep my strength up. But it's good to know that after this last flurry of activity there will be a…
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Safety Week – The elephant never forgets: Picturing Canterbury

Do you have any photographs of parades in Christchurch? If so, feel free to contribute to our collection. The Discovery Wall is a large interactive exhibition which allows several people to simultaneously explore images and stories of the history of the people and places of Christchurch. It is viewable on the ground floor of Tūranga, 60 Cathedral Square, Christchurch, New…
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Christmas home movies

This Christmas millions of people will be making some kind of home video of their own Christmas festivities. On Access Video I found these snippets of home movies from the 1950s and 1960s, including a group of German children making Christmas cookies. Christmas Home Movies A collection of snippets of Christmas home movies from Access…
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Holiday boredom-busters

The holiday season is upon us and it's a great time to spend time with some quality books, movies, and music. Here are some titles that will tantalise you with their mystery, entertain you with their storytelling, amaze you with their creativity, and leave you with a sense of satisfaction. We've got Fiction, Audiobooks, Graphic…
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Recent necrology, November 2018

Some well-known people who have died recently. William Goldman, 1931-2018 American novelist, playwright and screenwriter. Stan Lee, 1922-2018 Legendary writer and creator of Marvel comics (Read Renee's tribute to Stan Lee: Excelsior!). Peter Peryer, 1941-2018 NZ photographer, one of the first five inaugural laureates of the Arts Foundation of New Zealand. Brian Priestley, 1926-2018 Christchurch…
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