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Local History

Local History

Explore local history - the people and places of Ōtautahi.

Local history

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Beginner's guide to local history

Mar 10th | 10:00am - 12:00pm Tūranga
Learn about the history of Ōtautahi Christchurch and research the history of your own neighbourhood! $15 + booking fee for six sessions.
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Popular resources

Popular resources

Picturing Canterbury

Christies night club: Picturing Canterbury

The interior of Christies night club at 54 Lichfield Street in the central city, 1972. An image from the Discovery Wall.

The Christchurch Hungarian community: Picturing Canterbury

Members of the Hungarian community in Christchurch during feast day of St Stephen celebrations, 1966. An image from the Discovery Wall.

Sarona Ai'ono: Picturing Canterbury

Sarona Ai'ono posing in Ilam Park having a break from Uni. 1981. 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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