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Burst water main on Westminster Street

A water works department worker inspects a crater caused by burst water main on Westminster Street.

Date 1970-10-13
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1970 Christchurch Star Photographs

Burst water main on Colombo Street

A council workman stood at the intersection between Colombo Street and Tuam Street following a burst water main which sent water shooting skywards, higher than some surrounding buildings.

Date 1979-09-18
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1979 Christchurch Star photographs

Burst water main on Colombo Street

View down onto the intersection between Colombo Street and Tuam Street following a burst water main which sent water shooting skywards, higher than some surrounding buildings.

Date 1979-09-18
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1979 Christchurch Star photographs

Waterworks shift engineer Mr J. Taylor

Interior of the water pumping station at 54 Colombo Street with waterworks shift engineer Mr J Taylor sat at his desk. Behind him are various pieces of equipment used at the pumping station.

Date 1979-12-15
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1979 Christchurch Star photographs

Diesel alternator unit

Diesel alternator unit at the Christchurch City Council water works department, to assist with pumping water.

Date 1966-01-31
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1965 - 1969 Christchurch Star photographs

Paparoa Street subdivision

Peter Mangos in the middle of a subdivision at the end of Paparoa Street, Papanui.

Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1984 Christchurch Star photographs

A sprinkler in Bevington Street, Avonhead

Close-up of a sprinkler in use in a garden at a house in Bevington Street in Avonhead after a tap is turned on elsewhere in the house, demonstrating low water pressure in the area.

Date 1969-03-11
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1965 - 1969 Christchurch Star photographs

A sprinkler in Bevington Street, Avonhead

Close-up of a sprinkler in a garden at a house in Bevington Street in Avonhead prior to a tap being turned on elsewhere in the house that causes low water pressure.

Date 1969-03-11
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1965 - 1969 Christchurch Star photographs

Burst water main on Breens Road, Bishopdale

Robert Hewison and his grandmother Sylvia Hewison examining a 3 metre hole left in the ground, caused by a burst water main outside their home on Breens Road in Bishopdale.

Date 1989-04-14
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1989 Christchurch Star photographs

Boring of Bexley water well

Two workmen, Garry Campbell (right) and Brent Elley, operating a cable tool drilling rig during the boring the new Bexley water wall.

Date 1989-05-01
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1989 Christchurch Star photographs

Wooden water wheel at Hickory Bay

View of Mr W Moore stood next to a water wheel on his property at Hickory Bay on the Banks Peninsula. The wheel was used to power farm equipment until the introduction of electricity in the area.

Date 1961-04-18
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1960 - 1964 Christchurch Star photographs

Water pumping station, Colombo Street

Interior of the water pumping station at 54 Colombo Street. Mr L D B Scantlebury assistant waterworks engineer (left), Mr G Flowers chief shift engineer and Mr C W Batterbury Waterworks engineer are...

Date 1961-12-08
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1960 - 1964 Christchurch Star photographs

Electric pumps at Burwood pump station

Interior of the new Burwood automatic pump station and of newly installed electric pumps. Mr C W Batterbury Waterworks engineer (left) and Mr L D B Scantlebury assistant waterworks engineer are...

Date 1961-12-08
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1960 - 1964 Christchurch Star photographs

Installation at the water pumping station, Colombo Street

Construction workers installing a 15in diameter screen into the bottom of a 94ft well at the pumping station at 54 Colombo Street.

Date 1966-04-21
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1965 - 1969 Christchurch Star photographs

Children with garden hose

Mellanie Johnson and Marc Stanford with a garden hose at a home in Diamond Harbour during the time when the water supply was unavailable.

Date 1977-01-27
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1977 Christchurch Star photographs

Installation of high pressure water supply, Curletts Road

A trench digger preparing to lay a line on Curletts Road on the corner with Main South Road for the installation of high pressure water supply. Pictured, from left, Mr A Kelly, Mr A Dyhrberg, Mr R C...

Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1950s Christchurch Star photographs

Burst water main on Victoria Street

View along Victoria Street, near the Knox Presbyterian Church at the corner with Bealey Avenue, of a burst water main.

Date 1987-06-06
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1987 Christchurch Star photographs

Ceremony for the driving of a well in Riccarton

A group of people gathered beneath a Riccarton Waterworks sign for a ceremony to celebrate the driving of the first well pipe. The new system will provide high pressure water supply to Riccarton...

Date 1946-02-06
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1940s Christchurch Star photographs