The wahine who welcomed the visitors to Tuahiwi, North Canterbury: Picturing Canterbury

Date: 3 August 1922. "This was a week-long hui attended by Wiremu Ratana (1873-1939) and was the largest gathering of the Waipounamu Maori that had been held for many years. Its chief purpose was to discuss their claims over land taken from them in the past. Grievances were referred to as "Te hapa o nuitireni", […]

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The Late Maka Makomako, A Ngāi Tahu Chief Of Tuahiwi, Kaiapoi: Picturing Canterbury

The late Maka Makomako, a Ngāi Tahu chief of Tuahiwi, Kaiapoi. "Maka Makomako, who was over ninety years when he died, is believed to be the last of the twenty-six principal chiefs who sold the first block of the 400,000 acres in the South, in Otakou, now Otago. The deed executed between the natives dated […]

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The interior of a clothing factory: Picturing Canterbury

The interior of a clothing factory. The people standing at the end of the middle tables are operating irons. Date: 1909. Do you have any photographs of factories in Canterbury? 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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A Fatigue Party On Duty, Addington Camp, Christchurch: Picturing Canterbury

These men are shown carrying out their duties at a camp in Addington where recruits were trained before leaving for the South African (Boer) War (1899-1902). They are riding on a wagon owned by J.M. Heywood & Co. who were general cartage contractors of Christchurch and Lyttelton. Do you have any photographs of Canterbury's involvement […]

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Two Young Women: Picturing Canterbury

Unknown subjects. Photo reproduced from a glass negative by Glyn Williams. Date: 1910s Entry in the 2014 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt by Glyn Williams. Kete Christchurch is a collection of photographs and stories about Christchurch and Canterbury, past and present. Anyone can join and contribute. Visit Kete Christchurch View more Picturing Canterbury posts Do you know who these two […]

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Curragh Cottage, Ferrymead Heritage Park, 3 April 2010: Picturing Canterbury

Curragh Cottage, Ferrymead Heritage Park. Originally erected at 104 Holly Road and relocated to Ferrymead Heritage Park in 1972. Photograph taken 3 April 2010. Kete Christchurch is a collection of photographs and stories about Christchurch and Canterbury, past and present. Anyone can join and contribute. Visit Kete Christchurch View more Picturing Canterbury posts Do you have any further photographs of […]

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Postcard Hilltop Hotel: Picturing Canterbury

Postcard of old Hilltop Hotel on Summit Road, Christchurch-Akaroa Highway. Entry in the 2016 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt by Gladys Gurney. Kete Christchurch is a collection of photographs and stories about Christchurch and Canterbury, past and present. Anyone can join and contribute. Visit Kete Christchurch View more Picturing Canterbury posts Do you have any further photographs of the Hill […]

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