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1st Battalion New Zealand Regiment returns from Malaya

A group of soldiers from the 1st Battalion New Zealand Regiment marching from Christchurch Railway Station after disembarking from their troopship, Captain Cook, at Lyttelton from postings in Malaya...

Date 1959-12-17
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1950s Christchurch Star photographs

Ettie Rout of the New Zealand Volunteer Sisterhood

Portrait of Christchurch woman, Ettie Rout, founder of the New Zealand Volunteer Sisterhood. Rout was instrumental in the issuing of VD preventive kits to New Zealand Anzac soldiers on leave during...

Date 1918
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1900 - 1939 Christchurch Star photographs

NZ Signal corps

A group of six New Zealand signal corps inside their tent prior to going on night duty at Kimberley in Selwyn District during the Second World War.

Date 1940 (year approximate)
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1940s Christchurch Star photographs

The Third composite company of the New Zealand Army Service

Members of the Third composite company of the New Zealand Army corps and trucks and a motorcycle lined up along a residential street in Christchurch ahead of travelling to Cave during the Second World...

Date 1940-03-11
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1940s Christchurch Star photographs

Territorial training for NZ Signal corps

A member of the New Zealand Signal corps undergoing territorial training in the Port Hills during the Second World War.

Date 1940-02-29
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1940s Christchurch Star photographs

World War II bunker, Godley Head

Rex Jones, Lighthouse keeper, stood outside a derelict World War II bunker at the Godley Head complex of gun emplacements and bunkers.

Date 1981-11-14
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1981 Christchurch Star photographs

Gun emplacement, Godley Head

View of a World War II gun emplacement and down the 160 metre drop towards the entrance to a tunnel formerly used to store the shells for the guns at Godley Head.

Date 1981-11-14
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1981 Christchurch Star photographs

Waste land being cleared for growing potatoes for the Army

Waste land on Burnside road on the Dowling Estate being cleared for growing potatoes for the New Zealand Army during the Second World War. A diesel tractor is breaking down gorse twelve feet high on a...

Date 1943-06-07
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1940s Christchurch Star photographs

Field signallers training

A group of field signallers attending a training lecture at the District Military School in Burnham during the Second World War.

Date 1942-07-22
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1940s Christchurch Star photographs

Netherlands East Indies evacuees in Christchurch

Three Netherlands East Indies evacuee women stood in a group after arriving in Christchurch as part of a temporary scheme during the Second World War.

Date 1946-03-01
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1940s Christchurch Star photographs

Netherlands East Indies evacuees in Christchurch

A group of Netherlands East Indies evacuee men playing cards after arriving in Christchurch as part of a temporary scheme during the Second World War.

Date 1946-03-01
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1940s Christchurch Star photographs

Potatoes growing on the Dowling Estate for the Army

View across a field on the Dowling Estate in Upper Fendalton, growing potatoes being used to feed the New Zealand Army during the Second World War.

Date 1943-01-29
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1940s Christchurch Star photographs

On Sumner Beach

"This is my father and mother on Sumner Beach just before dad went for about (I think over) four years to the Second World War. They married just before he went." - Contributor's note

Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 2016 Photo Hunt

Trenches in Latimer Square

View across Latimer Square of workmen digging of shelter trenches during the Second World War. The shelters were intended to provide a safe space during any possible air raids on Christchurch in the...

Date 1941-12-13
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1940s Christchurch Star photographs

Mobile bridging exercises, New Zealand Army Engineers

A group of New Zealand Army Engineers, 3rd Field Company, carrying out a mobile bridge exercise on Victoria Lake in Hagley Park. The exercise involves ferrying a military truck across the lake using a...

Date 1941-08-29
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1940s Christchurch Star photographs

Emergency shelter sign, Redcliffs

Close-up of an emergency shelter sign at Redcliffs directing people to shelter in one of the natural caves in the area in the event of an emergency during the Second World War.

Date 1941-06-21
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1940s Christchurch Star photographs

Trenches in Latimer Square

View down onto Latimer Square during the digging of shelter trenches during the Second World War. The shelters were intended to provide a safe space during possible air raids on Christchurch in the...

Date 1942-02-04
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1940s Christchurch Star photographs

Robert Falcon Scott statue

View of the Robert Falcon Scott statue on Worcester Street with Oxford Terrace to the left and Avon River on the right. Next to the statue are air raid shelters which were temporarily in place during...

Date 1942-09-08
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1940s Christchurch Star photographs