Explore local history - the people and places of Ōtautahi.
Heritage comes to life with this interactive touchscreen technology. The mobile discovery wall visits community libraries around the city.
Explore our collection - archives, maps, thousands of images, digitised diaries, book recommendations and more - 6 week course, $16.43 pp.
An exhibition that reveals the fascinating history of unusual and quirky Ōtautahi Christchurch schemes that never took off.
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Explore the vibrant past of Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region that extends back many hundreds of years before 1850.
Trace your family history. Includes records from U.S., U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Only available in libraries.
Located on Tuakiri | Identity, Level 2 of Tūranga the Archives are a rich collection of primary sources on the city’s history.
The 1974 Commonwealth Games were known as the Friendly Games. They took place in Christchurch from 24 January to 2 February 1974.
Chorus utility box featuring Skull Kid from Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask on Marshland Road. An image from Canterbury Stories.
A fire at The Lodge in Hanmer Springs in 1958. An image from Canterbury Stories.
Raymond Lew with his parents in the family market garden at 76 Hargood Street, Woolston, 1949. An image from Canterbury Stories.
Can you please help us identify the people at the 25th Jubilee Reunion for the Halswell Pottery Group in August 1996?
Hailed as one of the greatest violinists of all time, Jan Kubelík features on cinema advertising for recitals at The Theatre Royal.
Work your way through the 12 local history questions of this quiz loosely based on the famous Christmas song.
The Christchurch Heritage Festival is on 6 to 23 October. Test your knowledge about city heritage treasures, past and present.