An unusual middle name given to a baby leads Joyce to discover her father's interesting career of Antarctic journeying.
Joyce delves into the cookbook offerings of the gentlefolk of Papanui in 1903. Who were they (and why were their recipes so terrible)?
Fascinated by family history? Beguiled by genealogy? Hot for heritage? Christchurch Family History Expo 2021 is on Fri 20 and Sat 21 August on Zoom.
Joyce is fascinated by the debt notices that appeared with great frequency in newspapers from the 1840s right through to the 1940s and beyond. Take a walk on the juicy side of history.
This was the question posed in The Press on 23 December 1982 regarding a “shabby and time-scuffed” property called Oak Cottage situated at 198 Milton Street.
The fourth in a series of posts uncovering the history of the city block that the new Christchurch convention centre, Te Pae is being built on. Luck's Building is a fantastic example of the construction timeline Christchurch style: Phase 1 - rapidly build a pragmatic wooden "shack" Phase 2 - replace shack with a more grandiose stone building…