Busy Christchurch: a view in Cathedral Square looking towards the BNZ corner on a hot summer’s day: Picturing Canterbury

Busy Christchurch : a view in Cathedral Square looking towards the BNZ corner on a hot summer's day. Date: 1913. Do you have any photographs of Christchurch and Canterbury in summer? If so, feel free to contribute to our collection. Kete Christchurch is a collection of photographs and stories about Christchurch and Canterbury, past and present. Anyone can…
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Cathedral Square: Past and Future

Cathedral Square has long been an important civic space for Christchurch. In its time it has functioned as a transport hub and "movie theatre central". It's been a meeting place, and a stage for political protest, debate and speeches. It has been the home to markets, tourism operators, and of course, a cathedral. Numerous concerts…
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New Zealand Fashion in Pictures: Our Image Collection

For New Zealand Fashion Week we're sharing some of our favourite images of New Zealand fashion. Over the years, Christchurch City Libraries has built up a collection of local images. Many of these are donated from private collections and capture the places and people of Christchurch, and Canterbury's history. Some of these we've grouped into themed image collections…
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New Zealand Fashion in pictures

For New Zealand Fashion Week we're sharing some of our favourite images of New Zealand fashion. And, my word, there are some great outfits captured in those photos. Here is just a selection: Fantastic frocks Stylish Couples Splendid Weddings Want to see more? Try – Our Fashion Flickr set Our Steampunk Runway Flickr set Our T-shirts Unfolding Exhibition…
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Beca Heritage Week 2014

Beca Heritage Week was on from 17 to 27 October 2014. The theme is Making Connections — Experience our past – present – future. See our page on Beca Heritage Week. Library Heritage Week events included Tales on the Botanic Gardens caterpillar for kids; adult storytram with Joe Bennett; cemetery tours, and First World War-themed…
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