Discover Canterbury: Can you help us identify this beach?

Sometimes it is difficult to identify places or people in photographs which can be incredibly frustrating as context is important. 

Can you please help us identify the location of this photograph? It is a beach that we think is located in Banks Peninsula. We would love to put a name to the place and, we need your assistance to do so!

If you can identify this location, please register on Canterbury Stories and comment on the original photograph.

Beach on Banks Peninsula. No known copyright. CCL-Arch789-Box13-02.

This glass plate came to Canterbury Stories as part of a collection that was donated with very little information about the images. However, the collection consists of family group and individual portraits, landscapes, farm and city life scenes from mostly Christchurch and Banks Peninsula.

Do you have any other photographs of the amazing Canterbury landscape? If so, we would love for you to contribute to our collection via the Discovery Wall.

Enter the 2023 Christchurch Photo Hunt

We are running things a bit differently this year. Here is how you can contribute your images to the Photo Hunt:

  1. Upload your photos to;
  2. Submit your photos through our online entry form.

There is no longer a process for dropping your photos at libraries. If you have photos you want to scan, you can:

  1. Come along to a Digitise Your Photos event at selected libraries during October;
  2. Scan your photos at Auahatanga | Creativity at Tūranga or at Te Hāpua Halswell Centre. Learn more about how to access the photo scanners.

Please note that bound, framed or mounted photos are unable to be scanned at the Digitise Your Photos events. This is because the scanner feeds through photos rather than being flatbed as with some other scanners. If you would like to contribute any of these types of photos please contact us directly at

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