Train crash: Picturing Canterbury

Train crash. Kete Christchurch. PH14-197.

Train crash. Date unknown. Kete Christchurch is a collection of photographs and stories about Christchurch & Canterbury, past and present. Anyone can join and contribute. Visit Kete Christchurch View more Picturing Canterbury posts Do you have any further information about this photo? If so, please share it with us by leaving a comment. Kōrerorero mai […]

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Cafe Continental, Sumner, N.Z.: Picturing Canterbury

Postcard. Gold Medal Series, No.211. Date: 1900s. Kete Christchurch is a collection of photographs and stories about Christchurch & Canterbury, past and present. Anyone can join and contribute. Visit Kete Christchurch View more Picturing Canterbury posts Kōrerorero mai - Join the conversation

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Maude Chisnall, aged 16: Picturing Canterbury

Maude Chisnall

Maude Chisnall. Photo taken by Standish & Preece. High Street, Christchurch. Date: c.1902 Kete Christchurch is a collection of photographs and stories about Christchurch & Canterbury, past and present. Anyone can join and contribute. Visit Kete Christchurch View more Picturing Canterbury posts Kōrerorero mai - Join the conversation

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The Hill of Hope – Cashmere Sanatorium

Cashmere Sanatorium, 1913-1933

To be known as a graduate of Canterbury College was a mark of prestige for many a young Cantabrian in the first half of the twentieth century. The respect that came with a degree awarded by the institution meant that many could look forward to future filled with social and career progress. However, for some […]

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Worcester Street Bridge: Picturing Canterbury

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Gas Mask: Picturing Canterbury

Gas mask [1919], Kete Christchurch

One of the Pearce family wearing a WWI gas mask at the Pearce family home on Aikmans Road, Merivale, about 1919. Kete Christchurch is a collection of photographs and stories about Christchurch & Canterbury, past and present. Anyone can join and contribute. Visit Kete Christchurch View more Picturing Canterbury posts

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Holi – The Festival of Colours – Saturday 4 March 2017

Child with Holi colours

Holi Hai! With the Holi festival approaching its fourth year of being held in Christchurch, people should no longer be surprised by the sight of respectable adults running around, throwing coloured powder and water at each other in the first week of March. The first Holi festival held in the Garden City was organised by […]

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The Thug hunter of Cashmere

John Cracroft Wilson

The back roads of North India’s mofussil in the first half of the nineteenth century were not a place where you would wish to find yourself alone. Not only had the decline of the once mighty Mughal Empire led to instability, but the region had also suffered from the wars between the Marathas and the […]

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The Victoria Street Ghost

Victoria Square, Christchurch, 1910 : a panorama looking towards the north-east. [1910]

If you were out taking an evening stroll along the streets of north central Christchurch in March 1894 then there is a good chance that you may have seen a ghost. For that is what a young man named Cunningham initially thought that he had encountered on the night of March 9. At 11pm Constable […]

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The Cashmere Caverns

Cashmere caverns interior

Imagine a concrete lined room, hazy with cigarette smoke and lit only by a few shaded lamps which hang from the ceiling. In the centre, women in uniform surround a large table, atop of which a map of the Canterbury region is spread. Occasionally one of the women might adjust her headset and then, using […]

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