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Digging Christchurch: Underground Overground Archaeology display

Underground Overground Archaeology have a fascinating collection of old stuff on display at South Library. A recent find is some old hats dug from the new Justice Precinct. The Christchurch landscape contains within it the clues to a long gone era of the city's history, when horse-drawn carriages took the place of cars, long skirts…
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Melting the canon – Explosive Archaeology: WORD Christchurch Festival 2018

This fantastic session included no stripey jumpers or whips or trowels - the archaeology was metaphorical, asking us to look back, elevate, uncover and dig up those who have been excluded from the literary canon. Poet Tayi Tibble, academic Erin Harrington, novelist Brannavan Gnanalingam and curator Jennifer Shields were asked by session chair Pantograph Punch…
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Digging up the past

New Zealand Archaeology Week runs from 28 April – 6 May, with events up and down the country, including an exhibition courtesy of Underground Overground Archaeology at our own South Library called Pubs of the Past: the archaeology of Victorian Christchurch Hotels, so this seems like a good time to mention some of the archaeological…
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A bit of a stink

Sometimes in libraries we think about poo. Not necessarily because we want to but because our public toilets sometimes get blocked, sometimes books get Suspicious Stains on them, and sometimes we wonder how many royal toddler toilet training picture books there are... And if you really think about it poo is quite important, and you…
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Vulnerability and advocacy at WORD Christchurch Festival

Once again, WORD Christchurch was fabulous. All the session I went to were thoroughly interesting and enjoyable, and reading all the fabulous write ups of other sessions caused some serious past-tense FOMO. My holds list has also got rather long... However, I've also been thinking about some of the connections between different sessions. One very…
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Tī Kōuka Whenua Bibliography

Books Herries Beattie, Māori Placenames of the Peninsula, Cadsonbury Publications, 1995 (First Edition 1945) Beckenham: A Suburb of Christchurch, New Zealand. Published by The Beckenham Neighbourhood Association, 1993 Elsdon Best, The Māori as he was: a brief account of Māori life as it was in pre-European days, Dominion Museum, 1934, Wellington Isolde Byron, Ngā Perehitini…
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