Local History

Local History

Explore local history - the people and places of Ōtautahi.

Local history

Featured events

Christchurch Family History Expo

Aug 20th | 6:00pm - Aug 22nd | 4:30pm Tūranga
Christchurch City Libraries, in collaboration with Memories In Time, invite you for Family History fun, speakers, and workshops.
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New Zealand Cemetery Databases

Search cemetery records in New Zealand to find information about burials.

Tuakiri Tasters: How to find a burial

Jul 19th | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us for a free session exploring the key resources available to help locate your ancestor's final resting spot.

Bee swarm at Heyders Road substation: Picturing Canterbury

A swarm of bees take over a substation in Spencerville, 1958. An image from Canterbury Stories.

David Bowie concert: Picturing Canterbury

View of crowds at the David Bowie concert held at Queen Elizabeth II Park. 30 November 1978. An image from Canterbury Stories.

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