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The first official use of the word came in March 1912 when G. W. Russell M.P. received notice from the
Shand's Emporium was located at 88 Hereford Street. After the earthquakes, it was moved off Hereford Street, and in June
Named after Portsmouth, in Hampshire, a major naval base. Named in 1955. In an area in Aranui where all the
Named after Hampshire, a county in England on the south coast of England on the English Channel. In an area
Probably named after Francis Pavitt (1834-1909). Pavitt was a surveyor and resident magistrate. He practised in Christchurch for some time.
Te Pā o Rākaihautū opened its doors in January 2015, at a temporary site in Pavitt Street Richmond, Christchurch, the
Named after Liverpool, a city and metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England.Named in 1909. First appears in street directories in 1924.
Thomas (Tom) Wark was a First World War soldier with links to Woolston
Formerly Magdala Road. Re-named Nash Street. Named after Walter Nash (1882-1968). Nash was a clerk, commercial traveller, shopkeeper, politician and
LocationWaltham War Memorial Gates are located on the South boundary of Waltham Park at the intersection of Waltham Road, Wilsons
Private John Adams (Service no. 8/899) was a First World War soldier with links to Woolston
Temporary street art by artist Mark Catley, BNZ building, Cathedral Square. Installed during May 2015.
Geoffrey Bargrove was a First World War sailor with links to New Brighton
Private Cecil James Gimblett (Service no. 55475) was a First World War soldier with links to Woolston
Lance-Corporal John Sydney James (Service no. 6/1886) was a First World War Soldier with links to Woolston
The Dorset Street Flats were built in 1955 and designed by architect Miles Warren
David Stanley Moody (Service no. 32693) was a First World War Soldier with links to Woolston
Alexander James (Service no. 7/1851) was a First World War Soldier with links to Woolston
James Alexander Adams (Service no. 7/571) was a First World War soldier with links to New Brighton.
Cyril Cooke (Service no. 12107) was a First World War soldier with links to New Brighton
Samuel Arthur Carroll was a soldier in the first world war who lived on Manchester street.
An eastern suburb of Christchurch - former names have included Watsonville, Poverty Flat, Fisherman’s Flat and Clifton.
These are the stories of those young men with close links to Manchester street who fought in the First World
Captain Frank Nuttall, MC DFC AFC, was a First World War soldier with links to New Brighton.
Joseph Snelling (Service no. 32388) was a First World War soldier with links to Woolston.
Harewood War Memorial, located at Harewood School, 721 Harewood Road.
George Frederick Durey was a First World War soldier with links to Harewood.
Formed by the merger of Phillipstown School and Woolston School in 2015. Location: 476 Ferry Road, Woolston, Christchurch 8023 Related
Woolston School was closed in 2015 after it was merged with Phillipstown School to form Te Waka Unua School Location:
Phillipstown School was closed in 2015 after it was merged with Woolston School to form Te Waka Unua School Location: 39 Nursery
St George’s Hospital was first suggested in the 1850s when the London-based Canterbury Association encouraged Canterbury’s founding settlers to create a
Related Christchurch Chinese Methodist Church (CCMC)