Customers relaxing in the Attic Coffee House, 123a Cashel Street: Picturing Canterbury

Customers relaxing in the Attic Coffee House, 123a Cashel Street c.1957. The building was demolished in 1972. Do you have any photographs of cafes in Christchurch? 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 join and contribute. Visit Kete…
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The corner of Cashel and High Streets, Christchurch: Picturing Canterbury

The corner of Cashel and High Streets, Christchurch [ca. 1880]. Cobb & Co. established their line of coaches in Christchurch in 1863. By 1864 their coach office was on the corner of Cashel and High Streets, facing east on the Triangle. The coach driver is thought to be Joseph McFarlane (1849?-1885). In High Street to…
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Busy Christchurch: a view in Cathedral Square looking towards the BNZ corner on a hot summer’s day: Picturing Canterbury

Busy Christchurch : a view in Cathedral Square looking towards the BNZ corner on a hot summer's day. Date: 1913. Do you have any photographs of Christchurch and Canterbury in summer? 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 Christmas parade passes along Colombo Street, Christchurch: Picturing Canterbury

An elephant carrying Father Christmas is T.J. Armstrong & Co's contribution to a Christmas parade. It is shown passing the Colombo Street store. The Market Hotel is pictured on the left. Do you have any photographs of Christmas parades in Canterbury? If so, feel free to contribute to our collection. Kete Christchurch is a collection of…
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Christchurch Photo Hunt 2017 – The winners

Plains, Port Hills & Peninsula – Finding our way was the theme for 2017. This year we had some excellent individual photographs and collections submitted telling wonderful stories of people, family and Christchurch. Thank you so much for sharing your memories and contributing to our photographic history. This year’s judges were Sarah Snelling the Digital Curation…
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The Māori Church at Taumutu, With Members of the Māori and European Congregation: Picturing Canterbury

The Māori Church at Taumutu, with members of the Māori and European congregation. The Rev. Philip J. Cocks from Southbridge, the Rev. H. E. Ensor from Leeston, and the Rev. C. Griffin, the Wesleyan minister at Leeston, all hold periodical services in this church, which is largely attended by the fishermen from Taumutu Point. The…
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Hui-ā-iwi and the 20th anniversary of the Ngāi Tahu Deed of Settlement

Today at Tuahiwi Marae, Ngāi Tūāhuriri are hosting the biennial festival Hui-ā-Iwi 2017, and Ngāi Tahu are coming together to reconnect and celebrate. Live streaming of Hui-ā-Iwi will begin with the pōwhiri at 12pm today (Friday 24 November). 2017 is a significant year. Twenty years ago - on 21 November 1997 - Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu…
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