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Ōtākaro/Avon River

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Ōtākaro meanders its way from a spring source in Avonhead in the West, through Ilam, Riccarton, Fendalton and Hagley Park, through the city then through Avonside, Dallington, Avondale and Aranui in the East and then out to sea via the estuary. The river has been a source of mahinga kai for Waitaha, Ngāti Māmoe and Ngāi Tahu and a place for recreation.
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Places of Worship

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Although founded as an Anglican settlement, with the cathedral at its heart, the arrival of new migrants with differing faiths led to the establishment of various religious institutions throughout Christchurch. Explore a selection of churches, synagogues, mosques, and other faith centres in the city.
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Playing

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The carefree days of childhood, from the school playground to the park. In this set, explore a selection of photographs that will take you back to the era of unpadded trampolines, rope bridges, and sandpits. Then fast forward to the present day where the Margaret Mahy Playground combines action with safety.
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Pong Re Tulku Rinpoche

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Pong Re Tulku Rinpoche, a Tibetan monk and the first recognised tulku (reincarnated lama) born in New Zealand.
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Port Hills

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Where ever you are in Christchurch, the Port Hills are always visible. Once a barrier to human movement, they are now the site of biking trails, walking tracks, scenic drives and other leisure activities. Explore a selection of photographs that cover a range of decades and seasons, from the snow of winter to Spring lambs and sunsets.
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Public Clocks

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Need to know the time? You can never be late in a city full of public clocks. Explore a selection of photographs of prominent clocks in Christchurch. Sadly, some were lost in the earthquakes, but others have thankfully been restored.
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Rethink, Renew and Rebuild

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The changing landscape of the city as it rebuilds after the Canterbury earthquake sequence.
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Rugby

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Rugby was only a newly devised sport when it first arrived in Canterbury, but that did not stop it from becoming a prominent part of the cultural fabric of life in the region. Today, Canterbury is often associated with the iconic team, the Crusaders.
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Sheep

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Sheep farming has played an important role in the development of Christchurch and the Canterbury province. Today, one still doesn't need to drive too far outside of the central city before encountering them!
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Sign of the Kiwi

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Designed by Samuel Hurst Seager, and built 1916-1917, the Sign of the Kiwi is one of the rest houses constructed as part of Harry Ell’s Summit Road vision. With views of the Canterbury Plains and Christchurch city, the building has remained a popular destination for both tourists and locals.
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Sign of the Takahe

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Built between 1918 and 1948 in the neo-Gothic style, the Sign of the Takahe is the largest of the rest houses constructed as part of Harry Ell's vision of a Summit Road. Explore a selection of photographs of this majestic building from our collection.
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Statues

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From city founders to explorers, Christchurch has a range of historic statutes, some carved locally, others internationally. Explore a selection of photographs depicting the statues that can be found throughout the city.
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Street Art

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Following the devastation of the Canterbury earthquakes, we were left with a city of broken buildings and empty spaces. Artists, both local and international, came to Christchurch to turn these disheartening sights into vibrant murals. But street art in Christchurch isn't confined to the post-earthquake recovery period. Explore a selection of photographs from our collection depicting art that has been found throughout the city over the decades.
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Summer

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Barbecues, outdoor concerts, and days at the beach, these are just some of the activities you will find this selection of summertime photographs from our collection.
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Summertime Antics

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Some highlights from our collection showing summertime activities around Canterbury.
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Sumner

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For many people in Christchurch, the seaside suburb of Sumner offers memories of summer days spent on the beach, climbing Cave Rock, and ice creams. For those who have made it their home, it is a retreat from the bustle of the city. Explore a selection of photographs from our collection that depict life in Sumner.
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Supermarkets

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When the supermarket first opened in Christchurch in 1963 it was a novel concept. Now, they can be found in every suburb throughout the city. Explore a selection of photographs from our collection that depict staff, customers, and managers of supermarket stores, both past and present.
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Surf Life Saving

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Although the beaches of Christchurch are a source of leisurely activity, a swim in the ocean can also turn deadly for those caught unawares. To prevent drownings, the New Brighton Surf Lifesaving Club, the first in New Zealand, was founded on 14 July 1910. Explore a selection of photographs from our collection that depict members of this club and the others in Christchurch that were subsequently founded to protect beach users.
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Te Reo Māori

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Te Reo Māori is one of the official languages of New Zealand. Explore a selection of photographs from our collection that depict the study and use of our national taonga.
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Teddy Bears!

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Do you remember the teddy bears' picnic in Hagley Park? Go on a bear hunt through our collection! How many Santa Bears do you recognise?