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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

Boat on the Heathcote River

Boat on the Heathcote River as seen from King Edward Terrace. Also visible are 200 Cumnor Terrace and 45 Tanner Street.

Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Annabelle Johnston : Woolston, 2019

Michelle at Lyttelton

Kerstin and Michelle (pictured) have been friends for 3 years as part of the IHC Volunteer Friendship programme. Here, Michelle is pictured with the view over Lyttelton Harbour.

Date 2017
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection IHC Christchurch Volunteer Friendship programme 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...

Sailboats in Lyttelton Harbour

Sailboats in the water just off Lyttelton Harbour looking over to Port Levy. Godley Head is visible in the background.

Date 2008-02-19
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Milly Hopkins collection

Slipway opening at Naval Point

People attending the official opening of the slipway at Naval Point.

Date 1970-11-18
Format Negative
Resource Type Image
Collection 1970 Christchurch Star negative strips

Super Yacht Dancing Hare

57.7 metre privately owned MY Dancing Hare anchored in Camp Bay. Sailing under the Marshall Islands flag.

Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Jane and Mike Rodgers collection

Crayfish pot

A crayfish pot being emptied on-board a crayfishing boat.

Date 1977-04-12
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1977 Star photographs

Remains of exploded boat

The damaged remains of a boat after it exploded at Scarborough boat ramp. The cause of the explosion was unknown.

Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1984 Star photographs

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