Labour Department explosives consultant, Laurie Stephenson (left), watches P.O. Nee, a department safety inspector, fit a fuse into a stick of gelignite, during the final day of a course in the safe...
Remains of a damaged building at Anderson Limited after an explosion of a gas cylinder.
Exterior of the McKenzies store in New Brighton during the final stages of additions being made to the store at 67 Seaview Road.
Gail Wallcroft sat on top of her car which has been decorated by her work colleagues at Moorhouse Avenue Post Office to celebrate her upcoming wedding.
A group of Linwood High School students drinking coffee and chatting in a common room area called "The Den".
Chairman of the school council Neil Webley and secretary Diane Burgess presenting a projector to the head master O. W. G. Lewis and chairman of the Board of Governors Mr C. E. Fenwick, purchased...
View of Barry's Bay, Ōnawe Peninsula, and Duvauchelle from the road leading down to Barry's Bay.
Mr and Mrs J. Manson examine the Plunket Society floral display.
Marjorie Coulson, G. Gibson and Margaret Wakeham at one of the New Zealand Farmers' Co-operative Association floral display for the store's inter-departmental competition.
Barbara Jones, Louise Clemens, Lesley Sollitt, Dorothy Queen, Patricia Avis and Kay Anderson demonstrate ballet poses.
Helen Lilly, Kathleen Hughes, Jacqueline Gera, Beverley Winter, Alison Steven and Margaret Lilly at YWCA summer camp, Spencerville.
Assistant area commissioner of the Boy Scouts, G.H. Coley, speaks to a gathering at the Bandsmen's Memorial Rotunda, Christchurch Botanic Gardens during the Founders' Day ceremony.
View from McCormacks Bay of the Avon-Heathcote Estuary.
Members of the Christchurch City Council Art Gallery Committee observe a demonstration of etches being printed at the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts.
A man examines a dispatch board for I.G.A. clients, while another man sits at a desk.
Three men top dressing the surface of the bowling green at Hagley Park.
Bowling club pavilion at Hagley Park with a green in the foreground which has been flooded to increase growth during a dry summer.
People queuing for tickets for My Fair Lady on the footpath in Gloucester Street outside the Theatre Royal. The girl reading at right was the first outside the theatre at 4.45am.
A group of men stood by Joe Barber's Model A sedan on top of Mount Herbert. The car was the first ever to make it to the summit.
Interior of Burwood Public Library prior to its official opening.
Ken Holt with shoes he has designed. Ken is one of the youngest shoes designers in New Zealand, aged 19.
Dennis Truscott operating a leather spraying machine.
Colin Kinley using a staking machine to soften leather.
Municipal Electricity Department (MED) sub station in Olliviers Road.