Christchurch Riding for the Disabled Association rideathon: Picturing Canterbury

Horse at the Christchurch Riding for the Disabled centre, Royal, nuzzling Francis Russell at a sponsored "rideathon" to raise money for the centre. 23 April 1977.  Do you have any photographs of the Christchurch Riding for the Disabled centre? If so, feel free to contribute to our collection. The Discovery Wall is a large interactive exhibition which allows several people…
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Kittens in a detective’s hat: Picturing Canterbury

John Whiting a Papanui detective, with three kittens in his hat after finding them whilst on patrol in the Coutts Island area. Do you have any interesting photographs of animals in Christchurch? If so, feel free to contribute to our collection. The Discovery Wall is a large interactive exhibition which allows several people to simultaneously explore images and stories of…
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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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Alison Comfort with the The Merrie-Midgets puppet troop: Picturing Canterbury

The Merrie-Midgets were a puppet show hand-crafted, built and performed by the Comfort family of Christchurch from the mid 1950s until 1965. The show travelled the length of the South Island, along with appearances in Auckland and Wellington, and was a regular feature on Hays Roof during school holidays. Alison Comfort with characters from The…
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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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Knight riding on a horse through Hagley Park: Picturing Canterbury

A rider, Miss Sue Morrish, dressed as a knight riding on a horse, Nordick, through Helmores Lanes, North Hagley Park for the filming of a commercial for a Christchurch firm. 16 June 1982. Do you have any photographs of North Hagley Park? If so, feel free to contribute to our collection. The Discovery Wall is a large interactive exhibition which allows…
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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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