"Circus performer riding in back of red car during a circus parade through central Christchurch, location is Rolleston Avenue by the Botanic Gardens on 1st Feb 1979." - Contributor's note
"Old public library building Cambridge Tce (Cnr Hereford Street). Crowd of people there to watch circus parade along Cambridge Terrace on 1st Feb 1979." - Contributor's note
"Peter Williams, then 3ZB radio announcer, later TV personality, riding an elephant during a circus parade in Cambridge Terrace with old public library building in the background on 1st Feb 1979." -...
A scale model under construction of the design for the new Canterbury Public Library which will front onto Gloucester Street in central Christchurch. Constructing the model is art student from...
Sandra Ashby making a brush in a paintbrush making factory.
The gymnasium at the former Christchurch Teachers College site on the corner of Montreal Street and Peterborough Street.
A view of the old (right) and new fire ladders of the Christchurch Fire Service in the yard at the Central Fire Station on Kilmore Street. The photographer, John McComb, had arranged for several...
The old fire ladder (foreground) and the new turntable ladder for the Christchurch Fire Service in the yard at the Central Fire Station on Kilmore Street.
A firefighter sprays a hose on the fire at the McTeigue Road rubbish dump.
Exterior of Millers Department Store on Tuam Street with window displays along the ground floor.
A group of children from Chisnallwood Intermediate School on a raft during a raft race.
Miss Hornby, Susan Robertson, at a Birthright charity march wearing pink long johns. The march was also to protest at increase in power charges.
John Harper, a conservator, checking paintings in the storage room in the basement of the Robert McDougall Art Gallery.
Peter Tilson (left) and Michael Jaspers, both from Burnside High School, browsing the art catalogues and postcards in the entrance to the Robert McDougall Art Gallery.
Construction worker, Peter Robinson, working on opening up the basement area at the Robert McDougall Art Gallery to create new art storage spaces.
Bill Rees (left) and Paddy Brandon with cans of Lion Brown beer at Lancaster Park no. 5 stadium to mark the first time cricket fans will be able to purchase liquor at the stand.
A portion of the Cobham Intermediate School which has been damaged by fire.
The fire damaged headquarters of the Highway 61 gang.
Fire damaged railway carriages at Ensors Road locomotive sheds.
Detectives examining the interior of a railway carriage destroyed by fire in the Ensors Road locomotive shed.