Mushroom cloud formation: Picturing Canterbury

Mushroom cloud formation over the Port Hills. In the foreground is the Government Life building. 26 January 1985. Appearing on the same day as when acting Prime Minister Geoffrey Palmer confirmed that New Zealand would not abandon its anti-nuclear stand, the Christchurch Weather Office reassured residents that the cloud was just a Cumulonimbus cloud formation. Do…
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Map of a scheme suggested by the Port and City Committee showing a new road tunnel to Lyttelton: Picturing Canterbury

"An aerial view showing Christchurch in relation to the magnificent natural harbour of Lyttelton, and the proposed highway and vehicular tunnel through the barrier of the Port Hills which, in conjunction with the present railway, will enable the city to employ modern transport methods in the carriage of goods and passengers to and from the…
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Thanks Harry!

Thank you, Harry Ell. Without your dedicated work over many years, the residents and tourists in Christchurch wouldn't have the wonderful reserves of the Port Hills to walk, cycle and play in. Henry George Ell was a husband, father, soldier, stationer, politician, prohibitionist, conservationist, and was the driving force behind the establishment of the reserves…
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