My Grandmother at top of steps waving as she goes on her first ever flight to Australia. Christchurch Airport, Christmas 1964.
You certainly don't get playgrounds like this today: what wonderful fun playgrounds we used to enjoy.
7 seater 1908 Wolseley
My grandparents out for a country drive. A picture was taken to show-case my grandmother's new fox fur. The event ended with a picnic and a slow drive home.
Country and city folk get together at the Southbridge Labour Day agricultural fair in 1949
Members of the City of Christchurch Ladies Highland Pipe Band competing at a "C" grade contest in Timaru /5th/6th March 1955. There are no ladies pipe bands left in New Zealand now.
Members of The City of Christchurch Ladies' Highland Pipe Band on a sponsored march hopefully to Ashburton. They got as far as Norwood and the blisters would not let them go any further. They were...
'Mavis and Joe O'Connell leaving on their honeymoon after getting married in Christchurch on 18 January 1947.'
Avonside High School Old Girls Tramping Club at the Sign of the Kiwi. (Mary Walter third from left.) From the number of photos they were a very active group - Port Hills, Akaroa,
Kaye Neely from Miramar Wellington, departing at Christchurch Airport with an NAC air hostess. Kaye had come down for a holiday with her older cousins.
Building a house in Avondale in 1969 - 1970 for Reg Muirson's building company
Group photo outside the Mairehau hall. Mairehau was a new suburb named in 1916 and was a rapidly growing area by the First World War.
'Tony de Vries putting timber through the thicknesser for shelving in the Self-Help shop in New Brighton in T. C Hewitson''s builders yard, Duke Street, Christchurch.'
Aunties family at Lake Ida for an ice-skating get together.
'Cover image for booklet for the City of Christchurch Ladies'' Highland Pipe Band sponsored march hopefully to Ashburton. ┬á They got as far as Norwood and the blisters would not let them go any...
CGTB staff and friends outside the Hermitage, Mt Cook on a weekend tour, July 1955
The United States Air Force Globemaster II aeroplane arrives at Harewood Airport. Nicknamed "Old Shakey" the heavy-lift cargo aircraft was used to assist supply operations to Operation Deep Freeze...
Out for a stroll - Malvern Hills?
Alan and Dot at Cust
On the 13 July 1945 there was a howling North West gale and the next morning the City of Christchurch woke up to three feet of snow. Schools were closed for a week and the power was cut off, bur a lot...
This depicts a culture of hunting in the rugged out-back mountains of the NZ West Coast in the Denniston-Stockton Plateau area. It was/is an acceptable culture to hunt wild food to feed the family. My...
This is my grandfather's bread delivery van. It is thought to have been the first bread delivery van in Christchurch. My father (Francis Wilson) is standing in front of the van. The bakery was in...