Jane Sila, Nila Seinafo, & Makerita Auapa’au: Picturing Canterbury

Jane Sila, Nila Seinafo, & Makerita Auapa'au. Entry by Tai Sila in the 2014 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt. In copyright. CCL-PH14-156.

Contributor's note: This is a photo (left to right) of my mother (Jane Viva Sila, nee Fidow) and her two cousins, Nila Seinafo (nee Fidow) and Makerita Auapa'au. This was one of their first photos taken together. Taken near Shag Rock in Sumner. Early 1960s.

Christchurch Photo Hunt 2020

Each year Christchurch City Libraries hosts Photo Hunt to engage the Christchurch community in heritage and gather photographs from across the community, along with the unique stories of their creators. This year marks the 12th Photo Hunt and is running from Friday 18 September to Sunday 8 November.

The theme for Photo Hunt this year is Encounter Our Stories, which is part of the Heritage Festival theme of Encounter our Stories – Arts, culture and identity. Share your photographs and contribute to the history of Christchurch, through the eyes of local people.

In addition to Photo Hunt, this year an exhibition titled From Paper to Pixel will showcase the Christchurch City Libraries digital heritage collection, including Photo Hunt, at Te Pito Huarewa / Southbase Gallery, Tuakiri | Identity, Level 2, Tūranga from Monday 21 September – Sunday 1 November 2020.

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