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Highlights from the Samuel Anstey collection

Highlights from the Samuel Anstey collection of glass plate negatives. Anstey was an early Antigua Boat Sheds owner who took many photos creating a remarkable record of the early 1900's.

Dix Company, July 1905

Five women in canoes on the Avon River including Miss Lena Henricks (front), Miss Bransander (centre) and Misses Hamilton (left and right). In the background is the Botanic Gardens footbridge with...

Date unspecified day in 1905-07
Format Glass plate negative
Resource Type Image
Collection Samuel Anstey collection

Bellen and Misses Gallatley, Stephenson Company, November 1904

Mr Bellen with two of the Gallatley sisters of Stephenson’s Dramatic Company in a rowboat and a canoe on the Avon River near the Botanic Gardens footbridge. In the background figures are seated on the...

Date unspecified day in 1904-11
Format Glass plate negative
Resource Type Image
Collection Samuel Anstey collection

Mr. Brahin and Miss Mitchell, Stephenson Company, November 1904

Mr. Brahin and Miss Phyllis Mitchell of Stephenson’s Dramatic Company in a rowboat on the Avon River near the Botanic Gardens footbridge.

Date unspecified day in 1904-11
Format Glass plate negative
Resource Type Image
Collection Samuel Anstey collection

Boats and ships

With the Pacific Ocean on its shores, and rivers threading its landscape, the people of Canterbury have used boats for both work and leisure throughout the centuries. From row boats, tugs, yachts, and...

Man and woman in a rowboat by the Antigua Boat Sheds

Stereograph of a man and woman in a rowboat on the Avon River near the Antigua Boat Sheds and Antigua Bridge. Drawn up boats, a bicycle and other figures are in the background.

Date 1900 to 1907
Format Glass plate negative
Resource Type Image
Collection Samuel Anstey collection

Hawtrey Company, February 1903

Five men and one woman of the Hawtrey Theatre Company in canoes on the Avon River. Antigua Boat Sheds and Antigua Bridge in the background. Drawn up boats and other figures also visible.

Date unspecified day in 1903-02
Format Glass plate negative
Resource Type Image
Collection Samuel Anstey collection

New Brighton bridge

View of a boatshed next to the New Brighton bridge from the opposite bank of the Avon River, rowboats drawn up to both banks.

Date 1900 to 1907
Format Glass plate negative
Resource Type Image
Collection Samuel Anstey collection

Home built launch by Cliff Vaux

Mr Cliff Vaux on the deck of his home built launch in the garden of his home in Templeton which took him nine years to build.

Date 1969-12-18
Format Negative
Resource Type Image
Collection 1969 Christchurch Star negative strips

Kneeling paddle boarding

Scenes of participants in a kneeling paddle board event in open water. Frames five and six include a group of people in a boat.

Date 1969-12-20
Format Negative
Resource Type Image
Collection 1969 Christchurch Star negative strips

Boat Shed

View of the Antigua Boat Sheds and Antigua bridge over the Avon River, with boats and figures on the boat ramps.

Date 1900 to 1907
Format Glass plate negative
Resource Type Image
Collection Samuel Anstey collection

Nelson, May 1902

Stony foreshore and bay with empty rowboat drawn up.

Date unspecified day in 1902-05
Format Glass plate negative
Resource Type Image
Collection Samuel Anstey collection

Children with model boat

Scenes of a group of children being shown a model boat being launched.

Date 1970-02-14
Format Negative
Resource Type Image
Collection 1970 Christchurch Star negative strips

Children with model boat

Scenes of a group of children with a model boat.

Date 1970-02-14
Format Negative
Resource Type Image
Collection 1970 Christchurch Star negative strips

Gala at Selwyn Huts near Christchurch

Newspaper caption: Large numbers of people visited the popular fishing resort of Selwyn Huts on January 2nd when a very successful gala was held. The aquatic events were watched with keen interest. (1...

Date 1928-01-02
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Weekly Press

USS Roark at port

The ship, USS Roark, at Lyttelton Port along with the fire guns from the new Lyttelton Harbour Board tug.

Date 1971-07-17
Format Negative
Resource Type Image
Collection 1971 Christchurch Star negative strips

Southern Cross cruise ship in Port Lyttelton

Ocean liner, SS Southern Cross, berthed at Cashin Quay in Lyttelton Harbour before taking on passengers. Viewed from quay.

Date 1970-10-01
Format Negative
Resource Type Image
Collection 1970 Christchurch Star negative strips