Katzenjammer Castle, New Zealand International Exhibition, 1906-7: Picturing Canterbury

N.Z International Exhibition 1906-7. No. 8 -Katzenjammer Castle. [Dutch, Photo] Smith & Anthony Limited. 1906 - 1907 Named after a German term which can be rendered as "confusion", the Katzenjammer Castle was a common sideshow attraction found at exhibitions and amusement parks in many countries throughout the Edwardian period. After purchasing their ticket, visitors would…
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Ordinary treasures, Extraordinary exhibition

Extraordinary – from the collections of Alexander Turnbull Library is an exhibition running at Te Pito Huarewa Southbase Gallery, Tūranga, Saturday 9 November 2019 to 9 February 2020. Christchurch City Libraries is honoured and excited to take part in Alexander Turnbull Library's centenary celebrations by creating the exhibition Extraordinary – from the collections of Alexander Turnbull Library. The purpose…
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Margosue Penney and friend at Sumner: Picturing Canterbury

Margosue Penney (front) at Sumner - across the road from the park, 1920.  Do you have any photographs of Christchurch in the 1920s? 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 the history of the people and places…
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