"Mary Ann Arthur (nee Hastie) born 1864, who married Charles Arthur in NZ in 1885 died 1951. Her parents were Margaret and John Hastie who owned the Hurinui Hotel. Mary's daughter, Florence Templeton...
These were the days when you "dressed" to have a picnic at New Brighton beach. 3 generations enjoying themselves. "Note the furs"!
Veda Crofts holding Mervyn Crofts (2 yrs old), and two friends. My mother and brother.
My grandmother, Pearl Sutton (dark top) and her sister in law Vi Sutton, with their children beside Cave Rock in Sumner in the early 1920s. My mother Phyllis is the only girl in the group, and her...
Sons of Charles Bowker, College Road, Timaru. On back of photos: Charles, George, James, Thomas, Stanley, Vernon: Bowkers College Rd, Timaru. Stanley & Vernon were children of Charles' second marriage...
Ruby, Bill (Jim's uncle) and little Jack Radcliff.
Norm and Laurie Churchill, 1910s. Date very approximate. My great grandfather and his brother - Norm and Laurie Churchill.
Going to the beach - 1915. A bit blurry but a classic photo with the Model T Ford, the baby on the mother's lap and the children in the back with buckets, spade and a model yacht.
On the 13 July 1945 there was a howling North West gale and the next morning the City of Christchurch and the Canterbury
Probably taken at Lyttelton; not sure of occasion. Left - Right: Charity, Alfred, Ernest (boy), Mary (nee Foster), Daisy. Leonard, Elsie Symonds. The Symonds family lived in Lyttelton.
Alfred and Mary Symonds with children Leonard (left) and Elsie (right).
This photo was taken in the late 1930's and is my Dad, Bob Gilroy and my Mum, Mary Gilroy and my Grandmother Marion Brown. They were spending the day at Brighton Beach.
Might be late 1930s, not sure. My grandfather and his brother - Peter and Barrie Jackson at their house in New Brighton.
Father and first born son enjoying a ride on the wooden rocking horse at home in 1962. Proud father made the rocking horse which other siblings played on over the years.
The family of Mary and William Thompson. Back row: Rachel, Richard, Hamilton, William, Adolphus, Isaac Middle row: William M, Georgina, Ernest, Lottie (Mary Elizabeth) ,GrM Mary Photo taken by...
My great-grandparents, Mary Ann and Alfred Chisnall. Probably taken at Yaldhurst.
Brother and sister, Claude and Maude Thompson. Although her first name was Maude she was always known as Connie.
The Brooks family with leis and toffee apples at the Canterbury Centenary Exhibition in Hagley Park in 1950.
"Cousins from Sutton and Carter Family at 29 Ford Road on Christmas day. Potato plants in the background." - Contributor's note
"Elizabeth and older sister Jean at New Brighton beach." - Contributor's note
Smith Family, Gloucester Street.
"Photo taken early 1950 at 358 Tuam Street, Christchurch. House located at Fitzgerald Ave end of Tuam Street. The city population resided within the 4 belts (Avenues). This man had 4 children under 5...
"Taken with a box brownie camera by a friend at 9 Albemarle Street, Sydenham. Christchurch. The group composes of 4 grandchildren, the twins are seated on their father and paternal grandfather's knee...
"This photo was taken in the backyard of 358 Tuam Street. It was common practice to put very young children like the twin boys in the front of a play pen to keep them safe from running out the gate...