Mushroom cloud formation: Picturing Canterbury

Mushroom cloud formation over the Port Hills. In the foreground is the Government Life building. 26 January 1985. Appearing on the same day as when acting Prime Minister Geoffrey Palmer confirmed that New Zealand would not abandon its anti-nuclear stand, the Christchurch Weather Office reassured residents that the cloud was just a Cumulonimbus cloud formation. Do…
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Mac the dog pulling a sulky, Colombo Street: Picturing Canterbury

Mac the dog waiting at traffic lights whilst a bus goes past along Colombo Street. Mac is pulling a sulky carrying Jenny-Lee Barnes, aged 2 1/2 whilst passers-by watch. 21 May 1966. Do you have any photographs of Colombo Street in the 1960s? If so, feel free to contribute to our collection. The Discovery Wall is a large interactive exhibition which…
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Sound and Vision – The Christchurch Town Hall to reopen Saturday 23 February

The The. Bjork. Supergrass. WORD Christchurch. Rufus Wainwright. Primary Schools Music Festival. We all have memories of things we saw and heard at the Christchurch Town Hall. The Christchurch Town Hall will be officially reopened by Mayor Lianne Dalziel at noon this Saturday 23 February 2019. There are Public open days on Saturday 23 February and Sunday…
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Legacy of Chinese food in Christchurch – The Chan Family

Upper Riccarton Library is hosting an exhibition of photos of Chung Wah Restaurant from Saturday 26 January to Friday 8 February. Celebrate the history of an iconic Christchurch restaurant through this special photographic exhibition, and share your fond memories in a sign in book.  The Chan Family Mr Toi Yee Chan came to New Zealand from China…
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Chung Wah, Armagh Street: Picturing Canterbury

Exterior of Chung Wah restaurant at 121-123 Armagh Street. 18 May 1985.  Upper Riccarton Library will host an exhibition of photos of Chung Wah Restaurant from Saturday 26 January to Friday 8 February.  Do you have any photographs of restaurants in Christchurch in the 1980s? If so, feel free to contribute to our collection. The Discovery Wall is a large interactive exhibition…
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Chung Wah II, the Biggest Chinese Restaurant in New Zealand in 1984 – photographic exhibition 中华大酒楼历史图片

Upper Riccarton Library will host an exhibition of photos of Chung Wah Restaurant from Saturday 26 January to Friday 8 February. Celebrate the history of an iconic Christchurch restaurant through this special photographic exhibition, and share your fond memories in a sign in book. Chung Wah Restaurant was the biggest Chinese restaurant in New Zealand…
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Model of a whale on a forklift truck: Picturing Canterbury

Model of a whale on a forklift truck. Circa 1990s. Neil Chandler, workshop technician, stood underneath a large model of a humpback whale in the carpark at Science Alive, Moorhouse Avenue. Do you have any photographs of Science Alive, Moorhouse Avenue? If so, feel free to contribute to our collection. The Discovery Wall is a large interactive exhibition which allows several…
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Sheep being herded towards Cathedral Square: Picturing Canterbury

Sheep being herded towards Cathedral Square 9 March 1995 Sheep being herded down Cathedral Square road from Worcester Street being followed by crowds of people on foot. Canterbury Museum, Harley Chambers, Municipal Chambers and Rydges Hotel are along the right hand side. Do you have any photographs of Worcester Street? If so, feel free to contribute to our…
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