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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Snow on Oxford Terrace buildings: Picturing Canterbury

Snow on Oxford Terrace buildings. Copyright Doc Ross. CCL-DocRoss-SDIM0217. An image from Canterbury Stories.

Tuakiri Tasters: Historical Maps

Aug 18th | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Get hands on experience with our physical maps and explore the range of digital maps we have to offer. Free, no bookings required.

Christchurch Family History Expo 2021

Fascinated by family history? Hot for heritage? YES, then save the date for Tūranga's Christchurch Family History Expo 2021, 21-22 August.

The Springboks arrived: 40 years ago this month

The Springbok Rugby team arrived 40 years ago this month amongst protests and controversy in a divided New Zealand.

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