Canterbury Society of Arts formed in 1880 on the 8th of July

A group of community-minded men had an initial meeting in late June 1880 to discuss how to organise and promote art within Canterbury. They felt that the rapidly growing centre of Christchurch needed some form of cultural organisation, and Auckland and Dunedin already had Art Societies. A sub-committee of three was elected to draft up…
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A Yuletide wish

These images come from Heney family album, a private collection including a selection of photographs and postcards from the Heney family album. Explore more Christchurch Christmas images. Kōrerorero mai - Join the conversation…
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Christmas greetings

These images come from Postcard album, 1906-1926, compiled by Ruth Crump - A selection of postcards from a postcard album containing New Zealand and overseas postcards. Archive 345. Explore more Christchurch Christmas images. Kōrerorero mai - Join the conversation…
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Riding the surf at New Brighton : Picturing Canterbury

Riding the surf at New Brighton beach [1939]. Christchurch City Libraries, CCL Photo Collection 22, Img00788 See more Picturing Canterbury posts Browse our image collection Visit Kete Christchurch And visit First to Surf celebration at New Brighton this weekend, to commemorate 100 years since a display of surfing by Duke Kahanamoku in New Zealand. The…
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