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Akaroa from above

View looking across towards the centre of Akaroa and across Childrens Bay and French Bay to Wainui on the other side of the bay.

Date unspecified year in 1950
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2018 Photo Hunt

Clarendon Hotel decorated for the Royal visit

Exterior of the Clarendon Hotel on the corner of Worcester Street and Oxford Terrace decorated for the Royal visit to New Zealand.

Date 1953-12 to 1954-01
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2018 Photo Hunt

Ballantynes decorated for the Royal visit

Ballantynes department store on the corner of Cashel Street and Colombo Street decorated for the Royal visit to New Zealand in 1953-1954 with a garden scene on the roof. A sign above the entrance says...

Date 1953-12 to 1954-01
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2018 Photo Hunt

Hay's Department Store decorated for the Royal visit

Exterior of Hay's Department Store on Colombo Street with decorations above the entrance for the Royal visit to New Zealand.

Date 1953-12 to 1954-01
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2018 Photo Hunt

DIC building decorated for the Royal visit

Exterior of the DIC building (later Beath's then Arthur Barnett's) on Cashel Street decorated for the Royal visit to New Zealand. Taken from the corner with High Street in the central city.

Date 1953-12 to 1954-01
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2018 Photo Hunt

Elephant float preparing for the Hay's Christmas Parade

A large elephant float on wheels being pushed by a group of children in Hagley Park in preparation for the Hay's Christmas Parade. Behind it is a giraffe float also heading towards the parade.

Date 1956-12-08
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2018 Photo Hunt

Train float for the Hay's Christmas Parade

A train float with a santa sleigh and reindeer float being admired by families in Hagley Park ahead of the Hay's Christmas Parade through the central city.

Date 1956-12-08
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2018 Photo Hunt

The Bowker Fountain, Victoria Square

Close-up of the Bowker Fountain in Victoria Square lit up at night.

Date 1959 to 1960
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2018 Photo Hunt

Hay's Christmas Parade float

Crowds lining a residential street during the Hay's Christmas Parade watching a drummer float being driven past.

Date 1959-12-05
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2018 Photo Hunt

Ice skating on Lake Lyndon

A family stood on Lake Lyndon, near Castle Hill, with groups of people ice skating in the background with views across to snow covered mountaints. "In the days when the whole of Lake Lyndon would...

Date 1959-08-02
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2018 Photo Hunt

Stringer's Bridge on the Waipara River

View of Stringer's Bridge on the Waipara River near Broomfield. "Memories of picnics and warm river swimming." - Contributor's note

Date 1962-01-02
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2018 Photo Hunt

Horse drawn tram

"Taken by my father, Ian Tweedy. The website for the Tramway Historical Society indicates that,10 years after electric trams had stopped operating in the city, the restored no.43 ran as a horse-drawn...

Date unspecified day in 1964-09
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2019 Photo Hunt

Horse drawn tram

"Taken by my father, Ian Tweedy. The website for the Tramway Historical Society indicates that,10 years after electric trams had stopped operating in the city, the restored no.43 ran as a horse-drawn...

Date unspecified day in 1964-09
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2019 Photo Hunt

World Ploughing Match

"Taken by my father, Ian Tweedy, at the World Ploughing Match held on the outskirts of Christchurch." - Contributor's note

Date unspecified day in 1967-05
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2019 Photo Hunt

World Ploughing Match

Taken by my father, Ian Tweedy, at the World Ploughing Match held on the outskirts of Christchurch.

Date unspecified day in 1967-05
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2019 Photo Hunt

Looking North along Colombo Street, 1957

Looking north along Colombo Street taken from the Anglican Cathedral tower balcony.

Highly Commended entry in the 2016 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt.

Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2016 Photo Hunt

Lady Wigram car race

Start of the Lady Wigram car race at Wigram airfield, complete with boxes and ladders for elevated viewing

Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2016 Photo Hunt

Mowing the lawns

"""My sister and a neighbourhood friend rather well-dressed for mowing...our father had put his heart and soul into producing a wonderful lawn... His efforts paid off and gave us many happy years of...

Date 1961-09-12
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2018 Photo Hunt

A joy-ride on Lake Ida

A vintage car taking a sled of children for a joy-ride across the frozen Lake Ida. Groups of people are ice skating in the background.

Date 1957-07-28
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2018 Photo Hunt

Victoria Square by Night

Victoria Square by night, with statue of Queen Victoria. Looking at the Armagh Street frontage of Hay's department store that evolved into Farmers, then was later demolished for an apartment building...

Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2016 Photo Hunt

Cathedral Square by Night

The northwest corner with the start of Chancery Lane under the bright white light. The Tivoli theatre was a huge cinema. The building to the left was laterá the site of the AMP building, and the one...

Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2016 Photo Hunt

The excitement of sparklers on Guy Fawkes night

Two children playing with sparklers on Guy Fawkes night.

Date 1959 to 1960
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2018 Photo Hunt