Ferry Road has always been a very important part of Christchurch. Beginning as a major transportation route for goods to Christchurch that came into Lyttelton, to being the back bone of a major industrial area, it has seen many changes and developments since the 1850s. Ferry Road continues to be very busy to this day with multiple commercial sections at Ferrymead, Woolston Village and Phillipstown and connects the city to Sumner.
To mark the centenary of the First World War, the New Zealand Government launched WW100 which ran from 2014 to 2018. As part of this programme, staff of Christchurch City Libraries researched the lives of military service personnel who had links to their area.
Explore the lives of soldiers, sailors, pilots, and nurses with connections to Christchurch who served in the First World War.
Image credit: Field of Remembrance. Copyright Wei Li Jiang. CCL-PH21-DW-138001.
10 years on
This exhibition commemorates the impact of the earthquakes over the intervening years and launches on the 10 year anniversary of the 22 February earthquake. It will explore the immediate and ongoing impact of these earth shaking events through community images and stories that have been shared with the Christchurch City Library. These images and stories show the rapidly changing environment of Canterbury during times of damage, loss and recovery at personal, community and citywide levels.