Duvauchelle School tree house: Picturing Canterbury

Duvauchelle School tree house.Christchurch Star Archive. In copyright. CCL-StarP-03801A.

Duvauchelle School pupils in their tree fort which was built for them by the army. 7 September 1976.

Duvauchelle Primary School was established in 1860. In 1976, the principal of the school, David Cox, organised for eight soldiers from the No. 2 Support Company based at Burnham Military Camp to build a playground for the pupils. Designed by David Cox, the playground consisted of a tree house, rope walks, see saws and a sandbag fort. It was proof tested by two soldiers.

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