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Lyttelton Harbour 1920s.
Draws together images of the same places or people taken at different time periods.
Ferrymead tram 2 October 2011.
Ferrymead Heritage Park was formed in the 1960s by a group of enthusiasts with the aim of preserving local heritage
Clearing rubble from around Crowne Plaza Hotel December 2011 .
Crowne Plaza Hotel (formerly the Parkroyal Hotel) on the corner of Kilmore and Durham Streets. was damaged and then demolished
Clearing rubble from around Crowne Plaza Hotel December 2011 .
Crowne Plaza Hotel (formerly the Parkroyal Hotel) on the corner of Kilmore and Durham Streets.
Preparation for the mural on the rear of the Trinity Centre.
The Trinity Centre, corner Worcester and Manchester streets. Formerly a church, and later used as a performance space, and then
Halton Street.
Named after Halton, a house on Norman’s Road.
A Key for the Papanui War Memorial Avenues .
Named after the HMNZS Gambia.
Claremont Avenue - Autumn 2008.
Named after Claremont House, a large 18th century mansion near Esher in Surrey. Wakefield Avenue first appears in street directories
Dormer Street.
Referred to as a “new street” in The Press in 1913. First appears in street directories in 1915. Diedrich Wilhelm
Memorial Plaque. - Condell Avenue and Blighs Road corner..
Named after Thomas de Renzy Condell (1848-1923).
Alpha Avenue.
One of the Papanui War Memorial Avenues.
Young library user 22 October  2011.
Christchurch City Libraries is now a network of 20 libraries and a mobile library operating throughout the City Council area.
Part of Cunningham House, Christchurch Botanic Gardens December 2011 .
Established in 1863 within a loop of the Avon River, the Christchurch Botanic Gardens have always been once of Christchurch’s
Peacock Fountain and Pond August 2011.
The flamboyant and colourful Edwardian Peacock Fountain stands near the museum at the Rolleston Avenue entrance to the Christchurch Botanic
Victoria Street Clock Tower Inscription.
The handsome clock tower has stood at the intersection of Victoria, Montreal & Salisbury streets since 1930.
Hearts for Christchurch Exhibition  2011 -2012.
The Hearts for Christchurch exhibition was displayed at the Canterbury Museum from September 2011 to February 2012.
Rat 2008  Lantern Festival.
Victoria Square was originally known as Market Square or Market Place and was the commercial hub of early Christchurch.
 Rose Chapel - 866 Colombo Street  - Stair Detail.
The Rose Historic Chapel,formerly the St Mary's Convent Chapel,is situated at 866 Colombo St.
Arts Centre turrett braced by The Great Hall on Rolleston Avenue.
In 2011, the devastating Canterbury earthquakes saw 22 of 23 buildings at the Arts Centre close for the foreseeable future.
Intersection of Bealey Avenue & Victoria Street 27 August 2011 .
Views of damage and events in various parts of Christchurch following the 22 February 2011 earthquake.
High Street Area 1732.
Cotter's Electrical business moved to 158 High Street in 1919.
City View - 13 December 2009 #DSC05182.
Views around Christchurch
Shops on Worcester St.
Richmond and Linwood being older suburbs still had a lot of older buildings which did not fare so well...
Richmond Working Mens Club - 23 April 2011.
Named after Little Stanmore in Middlesex.
Chinese vase lanterns 2008 Lantern Festival .
The Christchurch Chinese Lantern Festival is held annually. Prior to the Canterbury earthqakes the festival was cented on Victoria Sqaure.
Cambridge Terrace - 16 August 2008 .
Bollards and fences etc are located around the city to host posters.
Gas mask.
A topic drawing together information and images about Christchuch and Canterbury people and places during the First World War, 1914
Art Box St Asaph and Madras Streets IMG 1783.
The ArtBox project is a unique community collaboration, led by CPIT in collaboration with creative industry partners, dedicated to providing
Topiary deer, 2012  Festival of Flowers.
The Festival of Flowers in Christchurch, the Garden City of New Zealand, is an annual event showcasing a variety of
Underwater bulbs.
With its large network of waterways and rivers and swampy terrain, Christchurch has been prone to flooding since its inception.
Mushroom Botanic Gardens beauty still there.
Views of various parts of the city taken by Cathy White following the Canterbury earthquakes between 2011 and 2013.
The Chalice.
The Festival of Flowers in Christchurch, the Garden City of New Zealand, is an annual event showcasing a variety of
Public Phone Box Little River#DSC07998.
The Awa-Iti Domain in which the memorial is located, is slightly north of Little River township adjacent the Christchurch to
Art, beauty and safety.
Public art refers to art works displayed in public places either temporarily or permanently.
Construction of Cardboard Cathedral  - 18 February 2013   .
The Transitional Cathedral, popularly known as the Cardboard Cathedral, is the temporary Anglican Cathedral for Christchurch.

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