Beca Heritage Week 2017

BECA Heritage Week is back again, 13-23 October, and this year the theme is Plains, Port Hills and Peninsula - Finding our way. The big event on Sunday 15 October is the City of Cycles family fun day, at The Arts Centre which will offer music, entertainment, and films as well as food vendors, vintage markets and... valet […]

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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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Christchurch Photo Hunt 2017: Plains, Port Hills & Peninsula – Finding our way

Every October Christchurch City Libraries holds a month-long heritage photo competition, the Christchurch Photo Hunt. Plains, Port Hills & Peninsula – Finding our way The theme this year is "Plains, Port Hills & Peninsula – Finding our way". So we're keen to see your photos taken up hill and down dale, in inlets, bays and harbours, […]

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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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