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Image of Signs along Main Road, Redcliffs

Our stories

This collection contains content sourced from community contributors, including via Kete Christchurch and the Discovery Wall.

Content has been contributed by Christchurch residents, both past and present, and by visitors. The community is invited to contribute further material through the Discovery Wall and its website, and our annual Photo Hunt.

The discoverywall.nz website showcases the content available through the Discovery Wall in Tūranga, which allows exploration of images of the history of Christchurch with images and videos curated from the Christchurch City Libraries heritage collection, material from residents and other collections.

Kete Christchurch was an online resource facilitated by Christchurch City Libraries from 2009. The aim was to bring together stories, photographs, video and audio, both contemporary and historical, relating to Christchurch and the Banks Peninsula area.

Count of items in this collection
56
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Our stories
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Collections

Showing 1 - 24 of 56 collections

Anna Stevens collection

Collection of photographs showing the impact of the Canterbury earthquake sequence through to the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown. Image credit: "Student Army" & "Farmy Army" to the rescue. CCL-DW-118811
Count of items in this collection
26

Bangla Dance Group Christchurch collection

A collection of photographs from Bangla Dance Group Christchurch. The group was formed in 2018 and promotes Bengali music and culture through their dance performances. Image Credit: Bangla Dance...
Count of items in this collection
23

Black Dragon Theatre Group collection

A collection of photographs from the various creative performances of the Black Dragon Theatre Group and associated groups including Black Dragon Clowns, Fallout Follies, Improv Dance, Splits Dance...
Count of items in this collection
104

Brendon Haughey collection

Brendon Haughey spent almost every day from 2004 till 2010 in the city centre whilst doing a design course and then later for work. During this time he took a large amount of photographs of various...
Count of items in this collection
785

Canterbury Hebrew Congregation collection

A collection of photographs from the Canterbury Hebrew Congregation. The congregation was founded in 1863 and continues to serve the Jewish community of Christchurch. Image credit: The exterior of...
Count of items in this collection
5

Cathy White Earthquake collection

A collection of photographs taken after the 2010/2011 Christchurch Earthquake sequence. Image credit: Loading the hangi. CCL-Kete-13474
Count of items in this collection
399

Christchurch Bengali Community

A collection of photographs from the Christchurch Bengali Community. Image credit: Murthi of Maa Durga, CCL-ChchBengali-IMG_001233533
Count of items in this collection
13

Christchurch Buddhist Centre collection

A collection of photographs from Christchurch Buddhist Centre. Situated in Phillipstown, the centre belongs to the Rigdzin Trust and is directed by the Tibetan lama, Amnyi Trulchung Rinpoche. Image...
Count of items in this collection
27
2

Christchurch Hungarian Club

The Christchurch Hungarian Club is a member club for those born in Hungary, descended from Hungarians, or just interested in Hungarian culture. The club was incorporated 5 August 1975 by the...
Count of items in this collection
17
4

Cracroft Community Centre

Photographs of Old Stone House held in the collection of the Cracroft Community Centre. Situated at 30 Shalamar Drive, the Old Stone House was built in 1870 by John Cracroft Wilson to initially...
Count of items in this collection
36

David Ayling earthquake collection

David Ayling took photographs around the Central City on the 3rd of February 2011. He records a recovering city unaware of the events of February 22 2011 that would shortly occur and dramatically...
Count of items in this collection
631

Eva Sullivan earthquake collection

A collection of photographs taken by Eva Sullivan in June and July 2011. Image credit: Door of Durham Street Methodist church, CCL-Kete-14964
Count of items in this collection
132

Filipino community

Interviews with members of the Christchurch Filipino community about Philippine Independence Day. The interviews took place in 2020 as part of the Philippine Independence Day Celebration 2020 project...
Count of items in this collection
5

Gavin Turner collection

A collection of photographs taken by Gavin Turner showing the impact of the 2011 earthquake sequences on the eastern areas of Christchurch.
Count of items in this collection
86

Genet and Macefield collection

A collection of photographs of the early life of the Macefield family in 1930s Riccarton, from Connie Macefield. Photographs of Owen Genet's military service in the 1950s. Owen and Connie later...
Count of items in this collection
21

Gina Hubert earthquake collection

Collection of photographs showing the impact of the Canterbury earthquake sequence, covering mostly the Eastside, Lyttelton and the Central City. Also include photographs of pre-earthquake...
Count of items in this collection
2, 502

Glenn Coster collection

Photographs from Christchurch protests in 1980 and 1981. Image credit: Lancaster Park protest. CCL-GlCo-Springbokprotest-0034A.
Count of items in this collection
42

Gurudwara Singh Sabha collection

Gurudwara Singh Sabha is a Sikh gurudwara situated at 537 Ferry Road, Woolston. The gurudwara was formally reopened in its current location on 10 June 2018. Image credit: Reading from Guru Granth...
Count of items in this collection
9

Halswell Pottery Group collection

A small selection of material from the Halswell Pottery Group collection contributed when Te Hapu was being built. Image credit: 1970s pottery exhibition, CCL-HPGGaMo-023
Count of items in this collection
25

Haunted by History

Created by Nataliya Oryshchuk and David Allen, NO Productions Theatre. A collection of videos exploring the history of the past of the Sign of the Takahē, Riccarton House, Mclean's Mansion, Cave Rock...
Count of items in this collection
5

Hurley collection

A collection of photographs by Charles Hurley. Photographs include the Hurley family and friends, work and leisure scenes.
Count of items in this collection
11

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