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The collection includes selected digitised material from unpublished records of local and community organisations and clubs, churches, businesses and individuals. The archives material relates to Christchurch, the Canterbury region and the Chatham Islands from 1850 onwards and includes photographs, letters, diaries, booklets, government documents, and personal papers.
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1981 Springbok Tour posters

In July, August and September 1981 New Zealand experienced some of its greatest civil disturbance in that century as the South African rugby team toured the country. This collection includes...
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Albert James North collection

The collection consists of 133 photographs, 128 of which are by North, and 5 by an unknown photographer. A selection of 79 photographs have been digitised. Born in Dunedin on 26th August 1912...
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Barbadoes Street Cemetery registers

A group of registers listing details of interments in the Barbadoes Street cemetery from 1851 to 1973. The original cemetery registers and indexes are held by Christchurch City Council Archives and...
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Christchurch Documentary Project

The Christchurch Documentary Project was a collaboration between Christchurch City Libraries and the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts to create a documentary photographic record of...
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Christchurch Star archive

The Christchurch Star archive is an extensive collection of photographic prints, negatives and newspaper clippings mostly covering local stories including those on community events, local people...
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Cinema advertising slides

Three of these coloured glass slides advertise films, one at the Grand Opera House. Another slide is a request for patrons to leave by the nearest exit. The remaining two slides advertise forthcoming...
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Elliot family papers

A collection of colour transparencies recording family trips around New Zealand, pictorial views of scenery and places, and an Australian trip. Photographs are mainly taken by William Robin Elliot....
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Finding aids for the Archive collections

These finding aids describe in varying detail the contents of the Christchurch City Libraries Archives collection. Not all archives currently have a finding aid online.
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Gimblett family collection

Photographs of the Gimblett family and Heathcote Valley, from the 1890s through to the 1940s. Archive 949. Image Credit: Group of young people outdoors with cricket bat. CCL-Arch949-Gimblett-042
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Gordon Gee botanical illustrations

A collection of 296 of Gordon Gee’s watercolour and line illustrations from the Christchurch Botanic Gardens Archives. Image credit: Gordon Gee, Botanic Garden sign writer. CCL-StarP-01691A Gordon...
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Historical Christchurch images

Photographs taken by the Christchurch City Council for reports and publications on the growth of the city and wider environs. The photographs cover a wide range of years and subjects. The images...
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Municipal Electricity Department collection

The Municipal Electricity Department archive consists of material relating to the Christchurch city's Electricity Department from its formation in 1903. The Electricity Department was reorganised and...
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Music posters

This is our initial online collection of posters, digitised from the libraries' ephemera collection for New Zealand Music Month, May 2007. The collection covers mostly Christchurch band in the years...
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Samuel Anstey collection

A collection of images from dry glass plate negatives. The images are of boaters in canoes and rowboats from the Antigua Boat Sheds, Christchurch buildings and scenes, and some images of a North...
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Stanley McKay's Gaieties

Stanley McKay's Gaieties, an Australian vaudeville and revue company, performed at the St. James' Theatre in Tuam Street, January 1936. The company featured ballet dancers, comedians, singers...
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Vinicombe family collection

A collection of negatives recording family events and outings in Christchurch and Canterbury in the 1930s and 1940s. The Vinicombe family arrived in New Zealand in the 1920s. Image credit : CCL...
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Wildey collection

A collection of slides of the Wildey family, Christchurch and Banks Peninsula views, and views of travels in the South Island. Image credit : CCL-DBPA-0196
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