Annami (left) and Ashleigh have been friends as part of the IHC Volunteer Friendship programme since Aug 2017. They both enjoy sun and sand and their visit to Sumner Beach was all about walking and...
Barbecues, outdoor concerts, and days at the beach, these are just some of the activities you will find this selection of summertime photographs from our collection.
Some highlights from our collection showing summertime activities around Canterbury.
Parties, holidays, festivals or just a day at the beach, there are many ways that we can celebrate summer! Which is your favourite?
Views of Georgie Pate on Cave Rock at Sumner Beach.
A woman relaxing by her car on the grounds of Addington Raceway,
Views of Willie Wilson being doused with water at the Town Hall site.
A group of cousins sat on Cave Rock at Sumner near the beach during the summer.
Myself (in the middle) with a friend and my little sister Jenny on the right. Mum looking on from the doorway. Dad has rigged up the hose to the clothesline so that we can cool off in our togs. I can...
Woman with two small children walking in water on beach.
Surf kayakers and body boarders playing in the waves.
Peter Yardley (patient) and Paul Parkhouse at New Brighton demonstrating the rescue tube for surf lifesaving.
Emergency personnel and rescuers attending search operation on North Beach, New Brighton.
[Frames 30 to 32] Woman sunbathing in bikini and hat. [Frame 33] Surf kayakers in waves. [Frames 34 and 35] Man in speedos kicking ball about with two dogs.
[Frames 36 to 37, 39] Man in speedos kicking ball about with two dogs.[Frame 40 and 41] Surf kayakers in waves.
David Milne and other children build sand castles on the beach as part of the New Brighton carnival. A clown selling leis also appears in Frames 21 to 25.
[Frames 17 and 18] Group of men thought to be from Waimairi Surf Lifesaving Club with equipment used to search for a missing swimmer. [Frames 19 to 22] James O’Loughlin, aged 14 years, surfboard rider...
[Frame 23] James O’Loughlin, aged 14 years, surfboard rider who tried to reach the swimmer in trouble. [Frames 24 and 25] Surf Lifesaving boat heading into the surf. [Frames 26 to 28] John Hughes...
[Frames 29 to 30] John Hughes, president of the Waimairi Surf Lifesaving Club, who attempted to rescue the struggling swimmer. [Frames 31 to 34] Young man, unidentified, apparently observing rescue...
View of a family camping at Motukarara near Lake Ellesmere in Canterbury.
Waimairi stream in Ilam gardens with a water wheel and foot bridge taken during late summer.