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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
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Our stories
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Collections

Showing 1 - 24 of 106 collections

Alisdair Hutchison collection

A group of photographs showing issues with the Avon-Heathcote estuary in the 1970s. The photographs are from the 1972 thesis by Alisdair Hutchison "Resource management in the estuarine environment...

Count of items in this collection
30

Andrew Reynolds collection

A collection of photographs taken soon after the first managed access to the CBD, after the 22 February Earthquake.

Image credit: Road Cones beside Heathcote River, ccl-cs-47150

Count of items in this collection
30

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

Asturlab Cultural Centre collection

Asturlab Cultural Centre is a charity that was established in July 2021 and is based in Christchurch. It focuses on supporting community initiatives, culturally focused educational programmes, and...

Count of items in this collection
2

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

Barry Wells collection

A collection of photographs submitted by Barry Wells which originally belonged to Richard and Margaret Townsend.

Image credit: TAB in Linwood, CCL-BaWe-033

Count of items in this collection
27

Belfast District Museum Trust collection

Photographs from the Belfast District Museum documenting the history of the Belfast area. The photographs show residents, families, the social life, and businesses of the area from the late nineteenth...

Count of items in this collection
6

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
11
1

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
763

Cafe Cecil collection

Cafe Cecil was a prolific anonymous contributor to Kete Christchurch.

Image credit: Whitebaitfest, Cramner Square, CCL-Kete-27105

Count of items in this collection
8, 164

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

Canterbury Kia Ora Academy collection

Canterbury Kia Ora Academy is a charitable organisation established by Dr Hero Modares, a Kurdish Iranian New Zealander, to support the wellbeing of all communities and to promote the continuation of...

Count of items in this collection
8

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 Avon Athletic Club collection

A collection of photographs and stories gathered by the Christchurch Avon Athletic Club as part of the “Our Shoes, Our Stories and 100 Years” project. The project captured the experiences of Club...

Count of items in this collection
39
17

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
37

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.

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Count of items in this collection
2
27

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
4
36

Items

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Shooting Star : A Biography of a Bicycle

History of bicycle making and early motoring in Christchurch, in particular Adams, Curties & Co, with emphasis on the personalities involved.