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Explosives store, Cass Bay

The remains of a Labour Department explosives store in Cass Bay which exploded.

Date 1980-01-17
Format Photograph
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Collection 1980 Christchurch Star photographs

Exploded postal box

A detective and a post office official examine an exploded postal box at the Walker Street post office.

Date 1977-08-12
Format Photograph
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Collection 1977 Christchurch Star photographs

Bitumen tank explosion

Firefighters hosing the top of a bitumen tank which exploded at Bituminous Roofing Products Limited, Coleridge Street in Sydenham.

Format Photograph
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Collection 1975 Christchurch Star photographs

Fatal explosion at Verkerks

Fire prevention officer, J. F. Hegarty inspecting the fire damage following a fatal explosion at Verkerks Butchery at 196 Armagh Street.

Date 1974-09-12
Format Photograph
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Collection 1974 Christchurch Star photographs

Verkerks employees cleaning up

Employees of Verkerks Butchery, Stephen Katsaras (left), Andrew Edwards and Vincent Tikao, clean up after a fatal explosion at their site at 196 Armagh Street.

Date 1974-09-12
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1974 Christchurch Star photographs

Verkerks explosion

Firefighters attending to an explosion at Verkerks Butchers at 196 Armagh Street on the corner with Manchester Street.

Date 1974-09-14
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1974 Christchurch Star photographs

Falling rocks at Moa Bone Point Cave

Rocks falling from a cliff above Moa Bone Point Cave at Redcliffs following a dynamite charge explosion in an attempt to dislodge a rock outcrop in the area.

Date 1966-09-05
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1965 - 1969 Christchurch Star photographs

Placing dynamite charges

A hydraulic platform is used to place dynamite charges at a cliff near Shag Rock and Redcliffs.

Date 1966-09-05
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1965 - 1969 Christchurch Star photographs

Explosion at Nu-Way Dry Cleaners

Firefighters and crowds outside Nu-Way Dry Cleaners in Colombo Street near the intersection with Cashel Street following an explosion.

Date 1962-10-31
Format Photograph
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Collection 1960 - 1964 Christchurch Star photographs

Shell Oil Company tank explosion

Damage to the bitumen delivery and blending tank at Shell Oil Company's bulk bitumen installation in Lyttelton, after it exploded.

Date 1961-12-16
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1960 - 1964 Christchurch Star photographs

Explosion at number 6 petrol tank

The number 6 petrol storage tank at Lyttelton after it exploded as a result of faulty equipment.

Date 1985-07-23
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Resource Type Image
Collection 1985 Christchurch Star photographs

Firefighters at number 6 petrol tank

Firefighters hosing down the number 6 petrol storage tank at Lyttelton after it exploded as a result of faulty equipment.

Date 1985-07-23
Format Photograph
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Collection 1985 Christchurch Star photographs

Number 6 petrol tank and firefighters

Firefighters hosing down the number 6 petrol storage tank at Lyttelton after it exploded as a result of faulty equipment.

Date 1985-07-22
Format Photograph
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Collection 1985 Christchurch Star photographs

Removing the lid of number 6 petrol tank

Hydraulic cranes being used to remove the perimeter of the lid of the number 6 petrol storage tank at Lyttelton after it exploded as a result of faulty equipment.

Date 1985-07-18
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1985 Christchurch Star photographs

Damage to number 6 petrol tank

The damaged number 6 petrol storage tank at Lyttelton after it exploded as a result of faulty equipment.

Date 1985-07-19
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Collection 1985 Christchurch Star photographs

Hot water cylinder explosion

A firefighter inspects the damage after a hot water cylinder exploded in a Hereford Street flat.

Date 1985-03-12
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Collection 1985 Christchurch Star photographs

Suspected bomb blast at Canterbury Tales Bookshop

Police inspecting the scene of a suspected bomb blast outside Canterbury Tales bookshop in the Village Gate Shopping Mall in Merivale.

Format Photograph
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Collection 1984 Christchurch 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
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Collection 1984 Christchurch Star photographs

Ashley Bridge explosion

The remains of a disused Lees Valley bridge over the Ashley River after it was blown up with gelignite and electric detonators. It was suspected that local ancharists caused the blast as anarchist...

Date 1983-03-12
Format Photograph
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Collection 1983 Christchurch Star photographs

Mock mushroom cloud for peace festival

Test of a mock mushroom cloud explosion by Anthony Lealand of Lucifer Fireworks Co at West Melton shooting range. The cloud will be part of a display at the peace festival in Christchurch.

Date 1983-03-03
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1983 Christchurch Star photographs

Mushroom cloud and fireball test explosion

Test of a mock mushroom cloud explosion by Anthony Lealand of Lucifer Fireworks Co at West Melton shooting range. The cloud will be part of a display at the peace festival in Christchurch.

Date 1983-03-03
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1983 Christchurch Star photographs