100 years ago: Canterbury Hall fire

"One of the biggest and most destructive fires experienced in the city in recent years took place last night, when the big block of buildings known as the Canterbury Hall, comprising His Majesty's Theatre, the Alexandra and Victoria Halls, the offices of the Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association, the offices of the Canterbury Industrial Association…
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Gordon Ogilvie 1934 – 2017

Canterbury and New Zealand lost a well-known and much-loved son with the recent death of notable historian Gordon Ogilvie. Author, biographer, teacher and one of nature's gentlemen, he was a man who wore his learning lightly. The deep knowledge of our part of New Zealand displayed in his books helped many of us with our school…
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Lyttelton by train

Maybe you lived in Lyttelton and caught the train to go to high school. Or worked on the wharves but lived in town and caught the train to and from work. And what about the ferry service to Wellington – you might have taken the train to catch a sailing. Lyttelton Museum and Christchurch City…
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Heritage Week 2016

Beca Heritage Week took place from 14 to 24 October 2016. The theme was "Hidden histories - Our stories unearthed”. Christchurch Photo Hunt During the month of October Christchurch City Libraries ran its annual heritage image photo competition, this year with the theme ‘Hidden histories — Our stories unearthed’. Entries were added to online digital repository, Kete Christchurch. Library events…
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