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Christchurch a city of light

Christchurch a city of light chronicles the history of the Municipal Electricity Department (MED) and the role electricity played in the development of Christchurch prior to the formation of...

Date 1990
Format Publication
Resource Type Text
Collection 1950 to present

Consumers' electrical guide and cookery book

"Issued to consumers by the Municipal Electricity Department, Christchurch, New Zealand." A small cook book advertising the benefits of cooking with electric appliances including recipes.

Date unspecified year in 1950 (year uncertain)
Format Publication
Resource Type Text
Collection 1900 to 1949

M.E.D simulated rescue

Scenes of Municipal Electricity Department workers lowering their colleague, Sammy Hurunui to the ground and laying him flat during a simulated electric shock incident and rescue.

Date 1969-12-11
Format Negative
Resource Type Image
Collection 1969 Christchurch Star negative strips

MED tools in storage

Shelves of tools in store at the Municipal Electricity Department.

Date 1964
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection MED Historical Photographs

Edwin Hallett Mace

Portrait of Edwin Hallett Mace, Chief Engineer for the Municipal Electricity Department.

Date 1981
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection MED Historical Photographs

Pole storage at depot

Poles stored in the yard at the Municipal Electricity Department depot on Packe Street.

Date 1961
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection MED Historical Photographs

Wood stave tank and electric truck

Wood stave tank and electric truck in front of the former main office of the Municipal Electricity Department which is under demolition.

Date 1937-08-24
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection MED Historical Photographs

Lines department staff

Lines department staff standing outside the Municipal Electricity Department building on Manchester Street.

Date 1930
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection MED Historical Photographs

Demonstration of safety technique

Demonstration of safety technique from the Municipal Electricity Department safety booklet.

Date 1949
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection MED Historical Photographs

Demonstration of safety technique

Demonstration of safety technique from the Municipal Electricity Department safety booklet.

Date 1949
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection MED Historical Photographs

Demonstration of safety technique

Demonstration of safety technique from the Municipal Electricity Department safety booklet.

Date 1949
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection MED Historical Photographs

Car parking building construction site

Looking south from the Municipal Electricity Department yard towards the construction site of the car parking building on the corner of Gloucester Street and Manchester Street.

Date 1963
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection MED Historical Photographs

Demolition of former Municipal Electricity Department buildings

A Ryan Brothers bulldozer is used to demolition former Municipal Electricity Department buildings on Gloucester Street.

Date 1963
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection MED Historical Photographs

Framing of car parking building

Framing for the car parking building under construction on the corner of Gloucester Street and Manchester Street. Seen from the Municipal Electricity Department yard.

Date 1963
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection MED Historical Photographs