View looking across towards the centre of Akaroa and across Childrens Bay and French Bay to Wainui on the other side of the bay.
Exterior of the Clarendon Hotel on the corner of Worcester Street and Oxford Terrace decorated for the Royal visit to New Zealand.
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...
View through crowds waving at Queen Elizabeth II on the balcony of the Clarendon Hotel in Cathedral Square during the Royal visit. The crowd stretches from Cathedral Square along Worcester Street and...
Exterior of Hay's Department Store on Colombo Street with decorations above the entrance for the Royal visit to New Zealand.
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.
View through crowds of Queen Elizabeth II speaking at the Civic Reception outside the Embassy Theatre in Cathedral Square during the Royal visit to New Zealand.
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.
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.
Close-up of the Humpty Dumpty float in Hagley Park ahead of the Hay's Christmas Parade through the central city.
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.
Close-up of the Bowker Fountain in Victoria Square lit up at night.
Two children playing with sparklers on Guy Fawkes night.
Crowds lining a residential street during the Hay's Christmas Parade watching a drummer float being driven past.
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...
"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...
View of Stringer's Bridge on the Waipara River near Broomfield. "Memories of picnics and warm river swimming." - Contributor's note
"My mother at Akaroa beach - before the housing boom." - Contributor's note
Viewing the Royal Yacht Britannia on arrival of the Queen and family at Lyttelton Harbour for the 1974 Commonwealth Games held in Christchurch.Winner of the 2018 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt
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...
Looking north along Colombo Street taken from the Anglican Cathedral tower balcony. Highly Commended entry in the 2016 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt.
Start of the Lady Wigram car race at Wigram airfield, complete with boxes and ladders for elevated viewing