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Queen Elizabeth II Park

"This black and white photo was taken by me in January 1974 at the then Queen Elizabeth II Park, venue of the Commonwealth Games which were being held then. It shows the distinctive poles installed...

Date 1974-01
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2021 Photo Hunt

Scrapers removing topsoil at Queen Elizabeth II Park

Preliminary earthworks at Queen Elizabeth II Park for the construction of the swimming pool and athletics stadium for the 1974 Commonwealth Games.

Date 1971-12-09
Format Negative
Resource Type Image
Collection 1971 Christchurch Star negative strips

Preliminary earthworks at Queen Elizabeth II Park

Preliminary earthworks at Queen Elizabeth II Park for the construction of the swimming pool and athletics stadium for the 1974 Commonwealth Games.

Date 1971-12-09
Format Negative
Resource Type Image
Collection 1971 Christchurch Star negative strips

Māori performance at the opening of QEII Stadium

A group of females participating in a Māori performance at the opening of the QEII Stadium, New Brighton.

Date 1973-11-29
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1973 Christchurch Star photographs

Official opening of the QEII Stadium

Former triple Olympic Gold medallist Peter Snell giving a speech at the official opening of the QEII Stadium to a packed audience in the stands. Christchurch Mayor, Mr N.G. Pickering is seated behind...

Date 1973-11-26
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1973 Christchurch Star photographs

Official opening of the QEII Stadium

Former triple Olympic Gold medallist Peter Snell on stage at the official opening of the QEII Stadium. The audience is visible in the stands behind.

Date 1973-11-29
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1973 Christchurch Star photographs

Opening ceremony at QEII Park

Aerial view of QEII Park stadium during the opening ceremony of the park. Groups are shown marching around the track during performances with full spectator stands.

Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1973 Christchurch Star photographs

Organising committee members for the Polynesian Festival

Members of the organising committee for the Polynesian Festival performing a haka on the track at QEII Park, the chosen venue for the Festival. Members pictured are, from left, Mike Waretini, Dr Peter...

Date 1986-05-09
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1986 Christchurch Star photographs

Riding the blue dry slide, QEII Park

Groups of children sliding down on sacks, and waiting in line for, the blue dry slide at QEII Park.

Date 1986-05-30
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1986 Christchurch Star photographs

Group of children holding a ball off the ground, QEII Park

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.

Date 1986-03-07
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1986 Christchurch Star photographs

Children at QEII Park

School children in QEII Park with some trying to keep a colourful 'Earth' ball off the ground during celebrations of the visit by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh.

Date 1986-03-07
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1986 Christchurch Star photographs

Children at QEII Park track

School children lying on their backs around the track whilst large inflated 'Earth' balls are rolled over them during celebrations of the visit by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh...

Date 1986-03-07
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1986 Christchurch Star photographs