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Centaurus Flying Boat, 1938

Centaurus Flying Boat pays a visit to the Port of Lyttelton in 1938 much to the interest of the Christchurch Public who went over the hill to have a look.

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Trip out on the motorbike somewhere on Banks Peninsula

Having a trip out on the motorbike somewhere on Banks Peninsula with brother's William (driving) and Arthur Cyril Pearce (in the side car), c 1919-1920.

Date 1920 (year approximate)
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Side car, cat and dog

When your family proudly owned a motorbike and sidecar in the 1920s you had to get photos of every family member riding it.

Date 1925 (year approximate)
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Bach 56, Stewarts Gully, Waimakariri River

This house was a permanent residence in the week for Edwin and Mary Lord, and a bach for extended family in the weekends and holidays. It had no sink, only two tin baths and to get clean you would...

Date unspecified year in 1920
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Three views of the big snow of 1918

Three views of the big snow of 1918. 1. 60 Aikmans Road, Merivale (with cabbage tree at the front). 2. Fruit trees in the back garden of 60 Aikmans Road, laden with snow. 3. The back garden and trees...

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The Pearce boys camping

The Pearce boys camping, possibly in the back yard in Christchurch or somewhere close by in Canterbury, in about 1920. From left, Alby, Willy, Wally and an unknown friend.

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Old accommodation house

Old accommodation house, location unknown, date unknown but probably in the 1930s to 1950s.

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Funeral procession for the Ballantynes Fire Victims

Funeral procession for the Ballantynes Fire Victims. Arthur Cyril Pearce was a driver of dignitaries at the tragically large funeral for 41 victims of the fire and gained these photos from an unknown...

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Ballantynes fire

The Ballantynes Fire, which sadly claimed 41 victims, taken by an unknown friend of Arthur Cyril Pearce. Cyril was sitting in his house in Papanui watching the smoke but never went near the actual...

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Taking his mother for a ride in the side car

William Henry Pearce taking his mother Eliza Pearce for a ride in the side car. C 1920, 60 Aikmans Road, Merivale.

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A 1920s bloke's shed at 60 Aikmans Road, Merivale

A 1920s bloke's shed at 60 Aikmans Road, Merivale. This shed held the prized family car, the motorbike, tools and was also used for the family business. Arthur James Pearce did his cobbler work in...

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Early Plane at Sockburn Aerodrome

Very early plane at Sockburn Aerodrome which was of great fascination to 19 year old Arthur Cyril Pearce of Merivale.

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60 Aikmans Road, Merivale, Christchurch c. 1920 - 1930s

A view of Merivale from the roof of 60 Aikmans Road, Merivale, Christchurch c. 1920 - 1930s. Note the fruit trees and large sections. This section went from one road all the way to another road, large...

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HMS New Zealand Visits Lyttelton in 1919

HMS New Zealand Visits Lyttelton in 1919. People are queued up to go on board for a look. Nineteen year old Arthur Cyril Pearce made a photo collage of the event.

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The "Monty Tour", 1947

Arthur Cyril Pearce worked for the Public Service Garage and drove dignitaries. He took this photo of one of his famous passengers Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of...

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Big snow, 1918

A tram on the corner of Armagh Street and Colombo Street, Christchurch with Cook and Ross Chemists on the corner. Trams had trouble during the 1918 snow in Christchurch with many getting stuck. Taken...

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A trip out on the motorbike and sidecar

Having a trip out on the motorbike and sidecar outside Hilltop Tavern (owned by W. M. Coombs), about 1919-1920. This hotel was built in 1872 and burned down in 1931 and was a stopover in the coaching...

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The big snow of 1918

In the big snow of 1918 in Christchurch the postie still had to go out and deliver the mail. Arthur Cyril Pearce, aged 19, probably after his run around Merivale, judging by the amount of snow on his...

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Armagh Street Bridge, 1930s - 1950s

Armagh Street Bridge with beautiful overhanging trees, Christchurch, 1930s - 1950s.

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Gas mask

One of the Pearce family wearing a WWI gas mask at the Pearce family home on Aikmans Road, Merivale, about 1919.

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Pier and Baths at Sumner beach

Pier and Baths at Sumner beach. Taken by Arthur Cyril Pearce possibly in the 1920s to 1930s.

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