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Private Ernest Rose

"Postcard. These two soldiers enlisted for the NZ Army. Private Ernest Rose from Dunedin on the right and an unnamed man from Leeston. They did war time service WWII 1914-1918. They served in the E...

Date unspecified month and day in 1914
Format Postcard
Resource Type Image
Collection 2019 Photo Hunt

Cowman Gardener

"This man worked as a Cowman Gardener on at farm at Tai Tapu. He milked cows and kept the gardens and the family had a farm cottage to live in. His wife worked as a cook. The small boy was fortunate...

Date 1918 (year approximate) to 1919 (year approximate)
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2019 Photo Hunt

Boy with a kitten

"A formal studio portrait by a professional photographer. Little boys were dressed in dresses. This one is black velvet, lace collar, long white socks and patent leather shoes secured with a button...

Date 1918 (year approximate) to 1919 (year approximate)
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2019 Photo Hunt

Ready for School

"Photo taken at the family home on Montreal Street. The tallest girl was born in 1917, the shorter in 1918 and the younger brother in 1924. There girls are in brown pleated school gym frocks, white...

Date 1923 (year approximate) to 1924 (year approximate)
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2019 Photo Hunt

Girl on a chair

"The girl is standing on a cane chair to pose for a photo taken by her sister who is 12 years older. The fur coat was mad[e] from the fur of an old coat. Clothing had to last a lifetime and families...

Date unspecified month and day in 1921
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2019 Photo Hunt

Girl on a rocking horse

"Ida was number six in a family of 8. Born in Masham, now called Yaldhurst. She is is sitting on a wooden rocking horse. Her eldest sister was 12 years older so by 1923 her sister was working at the...

Date 1923 (year approximate)
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2019 Photo Hunt

Boy with a dog

"This boy attended Christchurch East School, Gloucester Street, Christchurch. This was during the Depression. He was an only child and both his parent's worked so could afford to buy school uniforms...

Date 1927 (year approximate)
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2019 Photo Hunt

Portrait of a woman

"This woman is 17, she had 5 half brothers and sisters, a total of 8 children. She left home at 17 and traveled by train from Dunedin to Christchurch. She lived in a boarding house and worked in...

Date unspecified month and day in 1907
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2019 Photo Hunt

Walter Harkness

"Walter Harkness lived at 77 Reserve Terrace. He was a local carrier in Lyttelton. The horse's name was Jack. Walter loved the races and Hilda (His wife) enjoyed the annual ride in the gig to the...

Date 1926 (year approximate)
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2019 Photo Hunt

Hilda Harkness

"Hilda Harkness, in wheelchair on the left, was born in Lyttelton on 3 August 1891 and turned 100 in 1991. The flower spray on her shoulder signifies the occasion. She lived in Churchill Courts...

Date unspecified month and day in 1991
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2019 Photo Hunt

Peter Harkness

"Peter Harkness of Lyttelton. The British Petroleum Company's base was in Lyttelton (B.P). Before the Lyttelton Road Tunnel opened the BP trucks had to take the city fuel supplies over the Sumner Road...

Date unspecified month and day in 1969
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2019 Photo Hunt

Oxford Terrace Plunket Rooms

"Photo taken outside the Oxford Terrace Plunket rooms. The twin boys are sitting with the family friend who owned a box brownie camera. She had not started her own family and when the babies were...

Date unspecified month and day in 1950
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2019 Photo Hunt

9 Albemarle Street, Sydenham

"Taken with a box brownie camera by a friend at 9 Albemarle Street, Sydenham. Christchurch. The group composes of 4 grandchildren, the twins are seated on their father and paternal grandfather's knee...

Date unspecified month and day in 1952
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2019 Photo Hunt

Trinty Hockey Senior Team, Lyttelton

Trinity Hockey Senior Team, Lyttelton. Late 1940's. Left to right: Jimmy Jackaways, Noel Cave, Norman Bachop, Oskar Richardson., Peter Harkness. This team were winners of their grade.

Date 1949 (year approximate)
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2019 Photo Hunt

Walter Harkness at his daughter's 21st birthday

"Walter Harkness at his daughter's 21st birthday on the 26 June. Walter married Hilda Huston. Walter was one of 9 children. His mother Sybilla Gardener was born in Lyttelton in 1860 and his father...

Date 1947 (year approximate)
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2019 Photo Hunt

Harkess family portrait

"L-R Back Sibylla (nee Gardner) holding Lena. 2nd row Thomas Walter (sitting), John Henry on chair arm, Thomas (Senior) Elsie. Group family photo of the first 5 children born to Thomas and Sibylla...

Date 1889 to 1890
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2020 Photo Hunt

Twins

"This photo was taken alongside the Oxford Terrace Plunket rooms. Avon River on the left. The twin boys have been wheeled in their Double Brougham Blue pram to the regular Plunket nurse check up from...

Date unspecified month and day in 1950
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2019 Photo Hunt

358 Tuam Street

"Photo taken early 1950 at 358 Tuam Street, Christchurch. House located at Fitzgerald Ave end of Tuam Street. The city population resided within the 4 belts (Avenues). This man had 4 children under 5...

Date unspecified month and day in 1950
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2019 Photo Hunt

Backyard of 358 Tuam Street

"This photo was taken in the backyard of 358 Tuam Street. It was common practice to put very young children like the twin boys in the front of a play pen to keep them safe from running out the gate...

Date 1949 (year approximate) to 1950 (year approximate)
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2019 Photo Hunt

Cousins at the Botanical gardens

"Cousins at the Botanical gardens. Note there are only two boys in the photo. Rodney Cooper on the left and Perter Harkness. The woman back row middle is Edith Sergison and her sister Hilda Harkness...

Date unspecified year in 1930
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2019 Photo Hunt

Hannah Christina Ford

"Hannah Christina Ford sometimes called Honora, on her wedding day to James Huston. Hannah emigrated from Galway, Ireland with her brother Thomas. She sailed on the ship Westland. The ship was named...

Date 1888-01-21
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2019 Photo Hunt

James Huston

James Huston, b. 25 June 1863 at Hobart Tasmania, Australia. He arrived in Lyttelton on the Isle of France. He had 7 siblings. At some stage his father Richard John Huston (Born Armagh, Ireland) and...

Date unspecified year in 1920
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2019 Photo Hunt

James Huston

James Huston, had 10 children and 20 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. The grandchildren were born into other Lyttelton families, Serison, Harkness, Wells and Judge.

Date 1888-01-21
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2019 Photo Hunt

Huston children

"This is a studio photo taken in Lyttelton. The girls are the first four female children born to Hannah and James Huston ( a boy is missing from the photo) Hannah Huston would be about 25 years old...

Date 1896 (year approximate)
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2019 Photo Hunt