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Opening of the Harbour Light Theatre Opening of the Harbour Light Theatre
By Karengccl
100 years ago the Harbour Light Theatre in Lyttelton opened. Find out more about this lost Christchurch icon.
100 years ago the Harbour Light Theatre in Lyttelton opened. Find out more about this lost Christchurch icon.
Cafe Continental: Picturing Canterbury Cafe Continental: Picturing Canterbury
By Simonccl
Cafe Continental, Sumner, N.Z. ca. 1900s. From online collection, Kete Christchurch.
Cafe Continental, Sumner, N.Z. ca. 1900s. From online collection, Kete Christchurch.
Finding your First World War soldier Finding your First World War soldier
Now is the ideal time to start some research into those who served in the First World War.
Now is the ideal time to start some research into those who served in the First World War.
Gas Mask: Picturing Canterbury Gas Mask: Picturing Canterbury
By Simonccl
One of the Pearce family wearing a WWI gas mask at the Pearce family home on Aikmans Road, Merivale, about 1919.
One of the Pearce family wearing a WWI gas mask at the Pearce family home on Aikmans Road, Merivale, about 1919.
Worcester Street Bridge Worcester Street Bridge
By Simonccl
Worcester Street Bridge looking towards Cathedral Square, circa 1900s. From Kete Christchurch.
Worcester Street Bridge looking towards Cathedral Square, circa 1900s. From Kete Christchurch.
Yours truly, Cecil Yours truly, Cecil
Cecil Malthus spent three years in service in the 1st Canterbury Battalion during the First World War. Read his letters, hear his story.
Cecil Malthus spent three years in service in the 1st Canterbury Battalion during the First World War. Read his letters, hear his story.
Maude Chisnall: Picturing Canterbury Maude Chisnall: Picturing Canterbury
By Simonccl
Maude Chisnall, aged 16, c.1902. A Standish & Preece portrait from online collection, Kete Christchurch.
Maude Chisnall, aged 16, c.1902. A Standish & Preece portrait from online collection, Kete Christchurch.
The stories behind the letters The stories behind the letters
By Ccleditor
A recent addition to our digital collection: Letters and memorabilia from the Clarkson family. Explore the stories behind the letters.
A recent addition to our digital collection: Letters and memorabilia from the Clarkson family. Explore the stories behind the letters.
Anthony Wilding, killed in action Anthony Wilding, killed in action
By Cccrose
Anthony Wilding was the first and, so far, the only New Zealander to win a Wimbledon championship. He was killed in action, 9 May 1915.
Anthony Wilding was the first and, so far, the only New Zealander to win a Wimbledon championship. He was killed in action, 9 May 1915.
Portraits of First World War service Portraits of First World War service
By Paulccl
We have added to our collection a series of photos of local men who served in the First World War.
We have added to our collection a series of photos of local men who served in the First World War.
Remembering the Somme Remembering the Somme
By Alireadsccl
15 September marks the day the New Zealand infantry joined the battle of the Somme - we remember Christchurch soldiers who died on that day.
15 September marks the day the New Zealand infantry joined the battle of the Somme - we remember Christchurch soldiers who died on that day.
A disastrous day, The Somme A disastrous day, The Somme
By Katccl
The Battle of The Somme began 100 years ago. The first day of the battle, 1 July, was utterly disastrous with staggering losses.
The Battle of The Somme began 100 years ago. The first day of the battle, 1 July, was utterly disastrous with staggering losses.
World War One photographs World War One photographs
Browse our collection of First World War images.
Browse our collection of First World War images.
Halswell Heroes Halswell Heroes
By Alireadsccl
Find out about the WWI soldiers named on the Halswell War Memorial.
Find out about the WWI soldiers named on the Halswell War Memorial.

A feature of the performance at the Theatre Royal: the presence of a number of soldiers returned #http://t.co/wTdB3bwq7e

1:45 PM - 24 Sep 2015

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