Antarctic Season Opening 2017

With temperatures that can fall to -60 degrees celsius, months without sunlight, and a desert landscape nearly devoid of moisture, the continent of Antarctica is perhaps the most desolate place on earth. Yet every September, foreign scientists and military personnel descend upon the city of Christchurch in preparation for their journey to this frozen landscape. […]

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The interior of a clothing factory: Picturing Canterbury

The interior of a clothing factory. The people standing at the end of the middle tables are operating irons. Date: 1909. Do you have any photographs of factories in Canterbury? If so, feel free to contribute to our collection. Kete Christchurch is a collection of photographs and stories about Christchurch and Canterbury, past and present. Anyone can […]

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A Fatigue Party On Duty, Addington Camp, Christchurch: Picturing Canterbury

These men are shown carrying out their duties at a camp in Addington where recruits were trained before leaving for the South African (Boer) War (1899-1902). They are riding on a wagon owned by J.M. Heywood & Co. who were general cartage contractors of Christchurch and Lyttelton. Do you have any photographs of Canterbury's involvement […]

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