Pages tagged with: christchurch

A memorial olive tree and plaque in Deans Bush
Christchurch-born George Chaney served with the Canterbury Regiment at Passchendaele. He was killed in action on 29 November 1917, aged 31, and is commemorated at the Buttes New British Cemetery (NZ) Memorial at Polygon Wood in Belgium.
Camp of mounted special constables on the showgrounds at Addington, Christchurch during the 1913 strike.
Getting to New Zealand became a lot quicker once jet airliners were flying in to international airports such as Christchurch's Harewood.
Kate Sheppard's home during the eventful years of the suffrage movement.
This reminder of the South Island's wealth and the importance of the Catholic Church was badly damaged by the Christchurch earthquakes.
These magnificent buildings are protected by legislation but were badly damaged by the Christchurch earthquakes.
A memorial road roller which bears the name of a famous battle of the First World War
The 10th Commonwealth Games, held in Christchurch in January 1974, was an odd coupling of 1970s cosmic harmony and cut-throat competition. The song that caught the mood of this was Steve Allen’s ‘Join together’.
Internment site at Avondale Cemetery, Christchurch, is for those killed in the 22 February 2011 Canterbury earthquake
Booklet outlining activities for peace days celebrations in Christchurch in 1919
The Christchurch airport domestic terminal designed by modernist architect Paul Pascoe.
Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) personnel board a RNZAF C-130 Hercules at Ōhakea air base
Published from a cottage in Montreal Street, the first edition was a six-page tabloid which sold for sixpence.
On Tuesday 22 February 2011 at 12.51 p.m. Christchurch was badly damaged by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake, which killed 185 people and injured several thousand.
Painting showing a train arriving at Ferrymead in December 1863
In September 1878 Dunedin's mayor hosted a lavish banquet to celebrate the opening of the city's rail link with Christchurch.
Paul Pascoe is considered a pioneer of modernist architecture due to the large scale of buildings he designed in the style for his home town of Christchurch and further afield.
The earthquake struck at 4.35 a.m. on Saturday 4 September and was felt by many people in the South Island and the southern North Island. There was considerable damage in central Canterbury, especially in Christchurch, but no loss of life.
After the Christchurch earthquake of 22 February 2011 authorities found a wide range of uses for shipping containers