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

May 26th | 10:00am - 12:00pm Tūranga
Our 6 week course will get you learning about the history of Ōtautahi Christchurch. $15 + booking fee.
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Snow White: 50 years ago this month

Explore a variety of images from a 1971 production of Snow White in Christchurch, which caused excitement for the children of Christchurch!

North Brighton House: Picturing Canterbury

Bohemian house in North Brighton in the 1980s. An image from the Discovery Wall.

Ancestry Library Edition

Free remotely until 30 September 2021. Trace your family history. Includes records from U.S., U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Learning about computers: 50 years ago this month

Students learning about computers 50 years ago! An image from the Christchurch Star Archive.

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