School children in QEII Park trying to keep a colourful 'Earth' ball off the ground during celebrations of the visit by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh.
Group of people having a snowfight at the Heathcote Railway Station in front of stationary train. Snow fell from 12-14 July followed by a gale on 13 July.
A group of women participating in an egg and spoon race for charity in the carpark outside Parklands Shopping Mall. Participants include Mrs Helen Omand (right), Mrs Jan Barkle, Mrs Marie Kyle, Mrs...
The New Brighton Volunteer Fire Brigade raft and rafters travelling down the Avon River during a raft race. Residential housing along Hulverstone Drive in Avondale is visible in the background with...
Dominion Breweries employees, Graham Stockdale and Julie Younger, trying out a large Velcro wall at the Carlton Hotel on Papanui Road. Patrons are invited to compete for prizes for the best sticker...
St Saviour's Orphanage outing on Stranges Pantechnicon Contributor's comment: "where was OSH?"
Two girls, Mariam Hunter of Papanui and Hannah Graham of St Albans, on the sack ride at QEII Park
Group of children splashing around in mobile spa pools on Wycola Avenue as part of a school holiday activity programme promotion by Radio Avon.
Groups of children playing under a the livery chute of a threshing machine, amongst a pile of hay, at the Waimairi Vintage Country Fair.
Adults and children on a wooden wagon pulled by a horse at a festival in Riccarton.
Group of Sumner School students posing in front of a large inflatable dinosaur.
Four people on a dodgem car ride in Hagley Park.
Two children, Lila and Sid playing with dolls houses in their lounge. Their mother is to the left bringing them another toy.
Participants in the Trusteebank Canterbury wheelbarrow derby on Colombo Street, an event that was part of the Canterbury Carnival.
A group of children the Halswell Winter Ball at the Halswell Community Hall, 450 Halswell Road.
Band, Phoenix Knights, playing at the Halswell Winter Ball at the Halswell Community Hall, 450 Halswell Road. Groups of children and adults are dancing in the foreground.
Some highlights from our collection showing summertime activities around Canterbury.
A child chasing seagulls on Sumner Beach. Several other people are visible on the beach in the background.
Teachers' raft at Chisnallwood Intermediate School raft race on Avon River.
Former Christchurch Police Station with heavenly cover.