Fascinated by family history? Beguiled by genealogy? Hot for heritage? YES, then save the date for Tūranga's Christchurch Family History Expo 2021.
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…
Joyce looks at what the papers had to say during the Influenza epidemic of 1918 and sees some parallels with the current global pandemic.