Photo Hunt October: Clarendon Hotel at the time of the Royal Visit, 1953

Photo taken John Abernethy with colour-slide film and printed from a Kodak transparency. The former Avon Cinema is on the left and the Clarendon Hotel, where the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh stayed, on the right on the corner of Worcester Street and Oxford Terrace. Date: 1953. Christchurch City Libraries has been running an annual Photo…
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October Photo Hunt: Unloading diggers for Christchurch rebuild, 29 October 2011

See more images of Lyttelton Harbour on Kete Christchurch. Christchurch City Libraries has been running an annual Photo Hunt in conjunction with the city’s Heritage Week since 2008.  The 2016 Photo Hunt is running again from 1 – 31 October. During the month of October we will be posting a series of images from earlier…
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Photo Hunt October: Gundry- Strong Wedding, 1902

Roger Strong entered this photo of his grandparents' wedding in the 2015 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt:  "Frederick George Howard Bach Strong marries Ethel Theresa Gundry.  The wedding toook place in Christchurch, August 20th, 1902  – Springfield Road somewhere?   The Strong family is on the groom’s side. The bride’s father was William Hickley Gundry, a prominent…
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Photo Hunt October: Interior of Terminus Convenience Store, Opawa, 1980s

Entry in the 2012 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt. PH12, img104, Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 New Zealand License. Interior of Terminus Convenience Store, 134 Opawa Road, sometime between April 1986 and April 1989. Italian owner behind counter. Christchurch City Libraries has been running an annual Photo Hunt in conjunction with the city’s Heritage Week…
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Photo Hunt October: The Christchurch Banjo, Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra, 1907

Under its Honorary conductor, Mr Joseph Wright, the orchestra gave several notable performances in the early 1900s, where it earned a reputation for "honest and tuneful work".    . At the King's Theatre "The programme was a not too ambitious one, but each item was given nicely and brightly". On their annual visit to Sunnyside…
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Photo Hunt October: Open Day, 1955

United States Navy Icebreaker Open Day at Lyttelton in 1955.  As the 2016 Antarctic season opens, this is a reminder of the length of the association between Christchurch and the U.S. Antarctic progamme. Highly commended entry in the 2012 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt.  The judges commented that "This colourful and action-packed shot shows the strong…
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