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Piano marathon at Shirley shopping centre

C.W. Hunter during his record breaking attempt to play the piano for 50 hours at Shirley shopping centre. Mr Hunter is playing his piano in the window of Taylors Dry Cleaners to raise money for the...

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Collection 1973 Star photographs

Christchurch dart players attempting to break a record

Darts players attempting to break their own record in the Canterbury Darts Club Rooms, Balfour Terrace. They are (clockwise) Gary Finlayson, Sharon Finlayson, Kerry Smith, Steven Watson, Paul Stokes...

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Collection 1975 Star photographs

Hop scotch world record attempt

Branston Intermediate School students, (from left) Frank Stace, Karl Lineton, and Colin Weavers in their school hall attempting to beat the record for the longest recorded hop scotch marathon.

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Collection 1976 Star photographs

Ladies Highland Pipe Band World Record March, 1958

Cover image for booklet for the City of Christchurch Ladies Highland Pipe Band sponsored march hopefully to Ashburton.   They got as far as Norwood and the blisters would not let them go any further...

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Collection 2015 Photo Hunt

Jelly bean eating competition

Clare Kershaw attempting to eat 100 jelly beans during the Guinness Book of Records, record breaking weekend at QEII Park.

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Collection 1989 Star photographs

Jelly bean eating competition

Theo Stewart attempting to eat 100 jelly beans during the Guinness Book of Records, record breaking weekend at QEII Park.

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Collection 1989 Star photographs

Long distance coal carrying record attempt

Christchurch Stonemason, John Hill, carrying a sack of coal and walking along Cranford Street during an attempt to break the world long distance coal carrying record. John is accompanied by a piper...

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Collection 1977 Star photographs

Jenny Turland with raspberries

Jenny Turland in a raspberry field during a raspberry picking record attempt at Stanleys Road Farm in Harewood.

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Collection 1977 Star photographs

Break from trampoline marathon at Burnside High School

Alan Tamplin (left) and Dave Reid taking a break from their part in the trampoline marathon at Burnside High School by playing chess. Keeping the marathon going is Neil Tozer on the trampoline behind...

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Collection 1975 Star photographs

Attempt at world record for continuous pool playing

Soldiers, Keri Ruru (left) and Wattie Cooper shaving during a break from an attempt to break the world record for a continuous pool playing. Jim Brockie and John Taitoko continue to play in the...

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Collection 1973 Star photographs

Pegasus Rotary Club members painting a house

Bryan Ellis (left) and Ian Holt, both members of the Pegasus Rotary Club, participating in a record house painting bid at a house on Hei Hei Road.

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Collection 1991 Star photographs

Non stop guitar playing world record attempt

Wendy Harding and Bill van Peer, both students at Hillmorton High School, attempting to break the world record for non-stop guitar playing and to raise money for Save the Children.

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Collection 1971 Star photographs

"Kalamazoo" trolley pumping world record attempt

Robin Scanes (left) Martin Jansenns and Ashley Brown on a "Kalamazoo" trolley which they are travelling for 39 hours continuously up and down half a mile of railway track at Ferrymead, between Bridle...

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Collection 1974 Star photographs

Non-stop guitar playing record attempt

Photos of Hillmorton High School students, Wendy Harding, 16, and Bill van Peer, 17, playing acoustic guitars non-stop for 24 hours to raise money for the Save the Children Fund, and to set a world...

Date 1971-09-17
Format Negative
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Collection 1971 Christchurch Star negative strips