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Image of ANZAC wreath

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Anzac Day

Anzac Day (April 25) is a national day of remembrance which commemorates the New Zealand (and Australian) military personnel who have served in conflicts overseas. The day is marked by dawn services...

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1982 Star photographs

Images from the Star copy prints collection, 1982. Image credit: View of crowds of shoppers along High Street including families. In the background is the Dainty Inn Milk Bar and other shops...

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Collection Christchurch Star copy prints

1983 Star photographs

Images from the Star copy prints collection, 1983. Image credit: Members of Alf's Imperial Army confront members of KAOS at the University of Canterbury orientation. CCL-StarP-01617A. The collection...

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Collection Christchurch Star copy prints

1980 Star photographs

Images from the Star copy prints collection, 1980. Image credit: John Truesdale uses a gas stove to cook dinner after the Municipal Electricity Department (MED) cut the power. CCL-StarP-02985A. The...

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Collection Christchurch Star copy prints
Image of fire fighters at the Ballantynes fire

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Ballantynes' Fire

At around 3.30pm on 18 November 1947 a fire broke out in Ballantynes' Department Store on the corner of Cashel Street and Colombo Street. The ensuring tragedy resulted in the deaths of 41 people...

Image of Hay's supermarket

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Supermarkets

When the supermarket first opened in Christchurch in 1963 it was a novel concept. Now, they can be found in every suburb throughout the city. Explore a selection of photographs from our collection...

Image of Teddy bears at Summertime

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Teddy Bears!

Do you remember the teddy bears' picnic in Hagley Park? Go on a bear hunt through our collection! How many Santa Bears do you recognise?

Image of a table top game

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Lockdown activities

Be inspired by some activities captured in our digital heritage collection that you could attempt with your bubble during our Lockdown.

Image of crowd at Lady Wigram race

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Memories

Do you recognise anyone in the photographs? Do you have any stories about the locations or events? If you are too young, perhaps you can ask someone else who might remember the scenes depicted in this...