Local History

Local History

Explore local history - the people and places of Ōtautahi.

Local history

Featured events

The Great Kiwi Quiz Night

Apr 22nd | 5:30pm - 8:00pm Tūranga
Get a team together and test your knowledge of New Zealand's people, places, events and icons, past and present. Prizes to be won!
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Popular resources

Popular resources

Picturing Canterbury

Sentry box: Picturing Canterbury

Second World War sentry box on the Summit Road east of Evans Pass, 2018. An image from the Discovery Wall.

Selwyn Goal Keeper, Peter Bodeker: Picturing Canterbury

Goal keeper for Selwyn hockey team, Peter Bodeker, during a match, 15 July 1980. An image from the Discovery Wall.

Halfway house for Tongan migrants: Picturing Canterbury

Reverend Sofilisi Taumalolo and his wife, Hina, outside the Tongan halfway house, Spreydon. An image from the Discovery Wall.

Discovery Wall

Tūranga is the home of NZ’s largest digital touchwall. Find out more, and how you can contribute to this unique heritage resource.

Tī Kōuka Whenua

Explore the vibrant past of Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region that extends back many hundreds of years before 1850.
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