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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
Resource Type Image
Collection 1984 Star photographs

Damage to Canterbury Tales bookshop window

The window of the Canterbury Tales bookshop in the Village Gate Shopping Mall in Merivale, after a suspected bomb blast.

Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1984 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

A gun-cotton explosion

Newspaper caption: The operations of No. 1 Field Company New Zealand Engineers at the Annual Training Camp, Tai Tapu, Canterbury. Territorial Camp: No.1 N.Z. Engineers at Tai Tapu. At the annual camp...

Date 1917
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Canterbury Times

Firefighters and men in suits at Armagh Street sub-station

Firefighters and unidentified men in suits at the fire damaged main sub-station of the Municipal Electricity Department’s Armagh Street building after an explosion. [Frames 8a to 9a] H. A. L. Wily.

Date 1971-10-27
Format Negative
Resource Type Image
Collection 1971 Christchurch Star negative strips

Two men in fire damaged room at sub-station

Two unidentified men in a fire damaged room at the main sub-station of the Municipal Electricity Department’s Armagh Street building after an explosion.

Date 1971-10-27
Format Negative
Resource Type Image
Collection 1971 Christchurch Star negative strips

Gas works damaged roof

Aftermath of explosion in the booster section of of the Christchurch Gas Company gas works.

Date 1974-06-12
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1974 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
Resource Type Image
Collection 1975 Star photographs

Explosion at Anderson Engineering

Police guarding the scene of an acetylene tank explosion at Anderson Heavy Ferrous Foundry Centre on Curries Road, Woolston. The tank exploded as it was being unloaded from a flat deck truck.

Date 1981-05-14
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1981 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
Resource Type Image
Collection 1960 - 1964 Star photographs

Gas cylinder explosion at Andersons Limited

Remains of a damaged building at Anderson Limited after an explosion of a gas cylinder.

Date 1962-02-01
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1960 - 1964 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 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 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 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 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
Resource Type Image
Collection 1983 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 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 Star photographs

Explosives store, Cass Bay

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

Date 1980-01-17
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1980 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
Resource Type Image
Collection 1977 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
Resource Type Image
Collection 1974 Star photographs