Growing and harvesting cocksfoot grass (Dactylis glomerata) was a major industry on Banks Peninsula from 1853 until the 1930s.
3 photos of Akaroa village, Akaroa harbour, Water front, Dolphin Statue.
Founded by French settlers in 1840, the seaside town of Akaroa on Banks Peninsula has retained many of its historic buildings and remains a popular destination for visitors to Christchurch. Explore a...
Akaroa waterfront, sandy beach. December 1959, during my house party at Hawkin's Bach. 9 happy young people from Christchurch, enjoying the Canterbury summer sun.
Members of the University of Canterbury French club in Akaroa for Capping Week.
The new Akaroa Volunteer Fire Brigade fire engine, a Chevrolet Custom C35 chassis and cab, the first of its kind in New Zealand.
Exterior of the new fire station at 49 Beach Road in Akaroa.
The new fire station and vehicles at 49 Beach Road in Akaroa.
Cars parked outside the Akaroa fire station at 49 Beach Road.
Exterior of a former convent and school hall in Akaroa, shortly prior to being converted into Pompallier Village retirement home.
Jan Shuttleworth (right), chairman of the building committee and Bo' Smith with the project notes on the construction site of Pompallier Village retirement home in Akaroa.
Views of the crew of the yacht, Crescendo. Pictured in frame 5 are Bruce Askew, Mark Barraclough, Chris Thomas, Mike Morris, Dick Lysaught, and Brian Barraclough.
Views of the yacht, Crescendo, at Akaroa.
New Zealand Prime Minister Robert Muldoon visiting Akaroa Lighthouse during a visit to Akaroa to open the Akaroa Village Resort.
New Zealand Prime Minister Robert Muldoon visiting Akaroa Lighthouse during a visit to Akaroa to open the Akaroa Village Resort. Frames two to six are of Muldoon with a Rubix cube.
Scenes during the visit of New Zealand Prime Minister Robert Muldoon to officially open the Akaroa Village Resort - a motel, restaurant and conference centre.
Exterior views of the Akaroa Village Resort - a motel, restaurant and conference centre on official opening day. The Resort was opened by New Zealand Prime Minister Robert Muldoon.
New Zealand Prime Minister Robert Muldoon visiting Akaroa Lighthouse during a visit to Akaroa to open the Akaroa Village Resort. Frames one to five are of Muldoon with a rubix cube.
The Akaroa powerhouse, object of fierce dispute.
Photograph detail from Central Canterbury Electric Power Board, page 25.
Views of the Hills’ L’Aubergo Suzette enterprise.
Views of jeweller, Kobi Bosshard, and apprentice, Peter McKay in a workshop at Akaroa.
Views of crew of the Wanea. Pictured in frame 6 is Barry Rhodes.