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Various photographs of central city places around Christchurch in the 1970s and 1980s, from the collection of Kevin Hill
A collection of photos of Sunnyside from the 1970s and 1980s
Established after the February Earthquake to act as a centre for the Rugby World Cup it has continued in various
2012 was the inaugural year of the Spring River Festival to be held each Labour weekend on the lower Avon
7th to the 11th of March 2012
Shops and Businesses along Bowhill Road and between Marine Parade and Keyes Road
Some transcripts of newspaper articles about Arthur Stacey and his involvement in the development of New Regent Street (opened April
A cluster of shops at the corners of Bridge Street and Estuary Road.
Who was Arthur Francis Stacey?
Named after John Breeze (1849?-1922).
Formerly known as Brian's Road
The New Brighton Whale Pool was reopened on the 17 November 2012 after repairs.
Named indirectly after Waltham in Lincolnshire, England.
Named Waltham Road about 1880.
Named after Edward Garland (d.1893).
Central city accounting firm, McPhail O'Connell Brigden moved premises after the earthquake of 22 February 2011, setting up new offices
Christchurch chartered accountant Stephen O’Connell, whose offices were based in the BNZ building at 137 Armagh Street recalls 24 hours
Named after Opawaha, the Maori name for the Heathcote River.
Christ’s College boarding house in Rolleston Avenue
Named after the Anglican bishopric of St. Asaph in Wales.
Earthquake damage and subsequent demolition of the Maltworks and allied buildings.
Built in 1930 as a new home for the City Hotel
Named after Henry Pelham Fiennes Pelham Clinton, Earl of Lincoln
Named after Antigua, a colonial bishopric, Antigua in the West Indies.
Named after the cathedral city of Bath in Somerset, England
An historic place demolished following the Canterbury earthquakes
Named after Dublin, capital, county borough, and seaport of the Republic of Ireland.
Formerly Park Street. Named because of its proximity to Hagley Park. Re-named Dorset Street. Named after Dorset, a county in