Local History

Local History

Explore local history - the people and places of Ōtautahi.


Help tell the story of life in Christchurch at this drop-in digitisation event. Be in to win Riverside Market vouchers.
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The Henderson Sisters: suffragists and missionaries

The story of the Henderson sisters shows how the women’s suffrage movement was associated with the temperance movement, and religion.

Discover Canterbury: Can you help us identify this beach?

Can you please help us identify the location of this photograph? It is a beach that we think is located in Banks Peninsula.

Wilhelmina Sheriff Bain: suffragist librarian

We celebrate the 130th year of women's suffrage in New Zealand with a series of posts about local suffrage campaigners.

Shades Arcade and EB Games: Picturing Canterbury

The Cashel Street entrance to Shades Arcade and EB Games, 2007. An image from Canterbury Stories.
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