"The settlement ponds, reflection of life." - Contributor's note
Exterior of Black Rose Tattoo shop at 380 Ferry Road in Woolston, taped off following fire damage to the building.
View of the fencing around the Godley Head gun placements, along the Godley Head Gun Emplacements Track with a sea mist in the background.
"Taken on the Godley Head track, looking at the old historic military buildings." - Contributor's note
A snowman with a sausage roll for a nose and Oreo cookies for eyes and buttons on the Banks Peninsula looking back towards Diamond Harbour, Lyttelton and beyond across the Port Hills to Christchurch...
One of the gorillas at Orana Park walking in his enclosure.
View from the sand dunes at New Brighton beach looking towards Redcliffs as a storm is heading across the Port Hills.
View from New Brighton beach of the wooden pier prior to demolition. The photograph was taken by the contributor's father, Norman Dawes, who worked for Christchurch City Council as a loader driver.
"Sarah Thomas (nee Millward) Born England 1834, died 1904. My great great grandparents came to New Zealand on the ship Mary Anne arriving 4 August 1859. Sarah must have walked the Bridle Path in those...
"Charles Thomas. Born England 1832, died suddenly at work in 1889. My great great grandparents came to New Zealand on the ship Mary Anne arriving 4 August 1859." - Contributor's note
A man and a woman sat on a cart attached up to a horse on a farm. "Mode of transport because of petrol restrictions." - Contributor's note
Margaret Cunneen aged 8 years on the grounds of Mount Magdala on Halswell Road, ran by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd. The self-contained community was part of an international movement to support...
"My grandfather Percy Vernon Bailey who won first prize in a ploughing match held at Lincoln." - Contributor's note
"My uncle Orton Bailey, 14 years old, driving. He won 3rd prize at the Lincoln ploughing match" - Contributor's note
Edna Jackson, school girl, here with her teacher Miss Eleanor Isherwood, outside the school house at Purau. Miss Isherwood taught at Purau from 1903 -1923. "A teacher decades ahead of her time." -...
James Mayo Jnr and James Mayo Snr running new drainage along a residental street, possibly taken from Cashel Street in the East of the city towards the Port Hills, in early 1940 using horse pulled...
A family stood on New Brighton Beach with the New Brighton War Memorial behind them. "Day at the Beach. My family at New Brighton Beach in the 1950's" - Contributor's note
Group photograph of soilders during their training at Burnham Military Camp. Frank Tobbell is on the top row, left side.
My parents bought their first home in Grange Street, Opawa in 1953. They were great gardeners. The patch of potatoes (above my mother's back) was grown prior to the planting of a lawn. Fence palings...
Flower display at the Canterbury Flower Show of a lighthouse and scenery.
Harry Smith sat with his horse and cart at the Christchurch Show where he won second prize. Harry Smith did deliveries with his horse and cart from town to Sign of the Bellbird and Harry Ell farm.
A group of cousins sat on Cave Rock at Sumner near the beach during the summer.
View of daffodils blooming along the banks of the Avon River in Hagley Park.