Exterior of Government Housing subdivisions under construction in Riccarton, part of one of the biggest government schemes in Christchurch.
Workers with fleece and taking it to be rolled.
Otto Gustav Rosenau a Jewish refugee from Germany who worked with my Grandfather Max Ogilvie for a time on his orchard in Horotane valley and then went to enlist on the 26th December 1939
James Mayo Jnr and James Mayo Snr running new drainage along a residental street, possibly taken from Cashel Street in the East of the city towards the Port Hills, in early 1940 using horse pulled...
View of a Municipal Electricity Department former substation at Murphy's Brickworks on Centaurus Road in Huntsbury.
View of Municipal Electricity Department cable jointers at work on an 11,000 volt cable. Pictured are J. Dunlop (left) and F. J. Whitehead.
Members of the Third composite company of the New Zealand Army corps and trucks and a motorcycle lined up along a residential street in Christchurch ahead of travelling to Cave during the Second World...
A member of the New Zealand Signal corps undergoing territorial training in the Port Hills during the Second World War.
View of Abberley Park Hall and Abberley Park looking towards houses in St Albans.
A man on a horse leading a packhorse with the sign "too slow for today" during the centennial procession in Christchurch.
A boat clearing the weeds from the Heathcote River looking towards the Radley bridge on Radley Street and to Clarendon Terrace on the opposite side of the river. Photograph taken from Ferry Road...
View of a farmer and children alongside a bullock team used for moving farm equipment on the Banks Peninsula.
Horses for judging at the Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association Show at Addington showgrounds.
A whitebaiter using a net to catch whitebait in the Avon River.
Cyclists, including those on Penny Farthings, dressed in period costume participating in the centennial procession in Christchurch.
An encounter with Father Christmas 1940. Gordon Ogilvie (Christchurch author) aged 7 with sisters Helen and Ruth (wearing corrective eyewear) Their look of uncertainty is similar to that of most...
An Municipal Electricity Department float in the Centennial procession marking 'A Century of Electrical Progress', outside the MED building on the corner of Manchester Street and Armagh Street.
View of the yard area of the Municipal Electricity Department during the demolition of the destructor chimney and boiler house on Armagh Street.
Extensions to the Municipal Electricity Department (MED) building.
View along Cashel Street looking east towards the Bridge of Remembrance during the Anzac Day Parade. In the foreground the Wigram Pipe Band is marching. William (Bill) Penman is the bagpiper at the...
Work being carried out in a Vanguard motor car at Motor Assemblies who were situated in Tuam Street 1940s - 1965.
From back of photo: Soldering or lead-loading joints which would otherwise not be...
This photo is the locals starting clearing grounds for South Brighton School, 1940.
Our annual family camp site at Leithfield Beach where we stayed 6 weeks. The Rugby car with rug covering the tyre for sun protection and our new caravan of which we were very proud. Note how we always...