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Lockdown activities

Be inspired by some activities captured in our digital heritage collection that you could attempt with your bubble during our Lockdown.

Writing

Explore this selection of photographs from our collection that depict the various ways we convey information through the written word.

Diane Graham at North Canterbury Home Interior Festival

Diane Graham reading a book in different furnishing displays at the North Canterbury Home Interior Festival in Rangiora.

Date 1971-08-26
Format Negative
Resource Type Image
Collection 1971 Christchurch Star negative strips

Michael Edgley reading

Portrait of Michael Edgley, managing director of the Australian theatrical company, sitting at the top of a marble staircase reading a book.

Date 1970-08-15
Format Negative
Resource Type Image
Collection 1970 Christchurch Star negative strips

Mr. and Mrs. Hollins, Sherlock Holmes Company, January 1903

Mr Frank Hollins a performer in Sherlock Holmes with Mr J. C. Williamson's Dramatic Company, with his wife Mrs Hollins in a rowboat on the Avon River in Hagley Park.

Date unspecified day in 1903-01
Format Glass plate negative
Resource Type Image
Collection Samuel Anstey collection

Michael O'Connor reading in hospital bed

Michael O'Connor learning his lines from his hospital bed for an upcoming Canterbury Repertory Society production.

Date 1970-08-10
Format Negative
Resource Type Image
Collection 1970 Christchurch Star negative strips

Edgar Turner and Amy Turner

Boy and grandmother - Edgar Turner and Amy Turner (nee Skoglund). From a photograph album.

Date unspecified year in 1940
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2013 Photo Hunt

Girls participating in activities at the Y.W.C.A. camp’

[Frame 41 to 44] Mrs van Berkel speaking to a group of girls during the Y.W.C.A. ‘stay-at-home camp’.[Frame 39 to 40] Marlene (left) and sister Gayle Henry admiring Japanese doll.

Date 1970-09-11
Format Negative
Resource Type Image
Collection 1970 Christchurch Star negative strips

Reading in Cathedral Square

A woman reads while sitting on top of a display next to information boards in Cathedral Square. Behind her are the Chalice sculpture and the remains of the former BNZ building.

Date 2015-11-02
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection People and streets, 2015

Story time with librarian Judy Clinton

Librarian Judy Clinton reading to children during a holiday story time at the Canterbury Public Library. One child is perched on the librarian’s chair, while the others are seated on the floor.

Date 1972-05-10
Format Negative
Resource Type Image
Collection 1972 Christchurch Star negative strips

Librarian Judy Clinton reading to children

Librarian Judy Clinton reading to children during a holiday story time at the Canterbury Public Library. One child is perched on the librarian’s chair, while the others are seated on the floor.

Date 1972-05-10
Format Negative
Resource Type Image
Collection 1972 Christchurch Star negative strips

Reading at Bishopdale Village Mall

Woman reads in the shade in the Bishopdale Village Mall next to the entrance to Phil's Furniture Warehouse.

Date 2017-03-17
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Elise Williams : Bishopdale, 2017

Pat Marsh

Portraits of Pat Marsh on North Beach. She is lying on a beach towel with a book.

Date 1972-01-04
Format Negative
Resource Type Image
Collection 1972 Christchurch Star negative strips

Reading at the Bishopdale Village Mall car park

William sat on the kerb reading a book at the Bishopdale Village Mall car park, Bishopdale.

Date 2017-03-10
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Janneth Gil : Bishopdale, 2017

Tuahiwi School pupils learning Te Reo Māori

Fiona Freeman (left) and Tui Falwasser reading a book as part of the Maori language programme, Tihei Mauriora, at Tuahiwi School in Kaiapoi.

Date 1977-09-21
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1977 Star photographs