We want to collect and preserve your Canterbury earthquake stories and pictures.

And what happened next, and how some things have changed and some have remained the same.

Damaged car 1. Lone Star Demolition Start 70. Damaged buildings, Colombo Street. Old Normal School 3. Arts Centre turrett braced by The Great Hall on Rolleston Av. Down Struthers Lane  . Postquake Portaloos in Avonside.
Knox Church September 4 2010  1962. Durham Street Methodist Church September 7 2010 135. Asko Building September 7 2010 141. Daily Bagel and Covent Fruit Centre September 4 2010 1960. Gasoline Alley - petrol station. Bridge Street bridge. Demolition of Robertsons Bakery September  8, 2010  99.
Cracks in Clock Tower - September 2010 39. Sydenham  - September 13  2010  #75. Lone Star Demolition Start 68. Moorhouse Avenue, Christchurch looking towards the old Railway Station (4. The Harley Building, corner of Worcester Boulevard and Durha. Rubble on the St Asaph and Barbadoes St cnr, 7.10.10. Takeaway bar on Stanmore Road is a no go zone.

Register on Kete, and add your stories, photos, memories of the earthquake, the aftermath and the rebuild.

If you have a lot of images we can bulk upload these for you if you want and then you can add your stories later if you wish. Contact us at ketechristchurch@ccc.govt.nz

Material here forms part of the Christchurch City Libraries archive documenting the experiences of our community, during the Earthquake and the rebuilding of our city.

It wlll also appear in CEISMIC Search

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Earthquake Damaged Opawa Library #5549790638.
Located at 192 Richardson Terrace (corner of Richardson Terrace and Opawa Road)
Located at 148-154 Gloucester Street, Christchurch This timber building was the second Theatre Royal on Gloucester Street. Designed by Alfred
Mary-Ann's experience on 22 February 2011 in the McKenzie and Willis building
Earthquake Damaged Nurse Maude Building.
Built in 1918 the former Nurse Maude District Nursing Association building was located at 192 Madras Street and demolished after
Partially Demolished Former ANZ building.
Formerly located at 180 - 184 High Street, on the Lichfield Street, Manchester Street and High Street corner. Badly damaged
Earthquake Damage, Tip Tree Cottage # P3.
Tiptree Cottage located at 63 Savills Road, Harewood was built by William Savill in the 1860s and sustained moderate damage
Damaged Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament .
Christchurch's Roman Catholic Cathedral, the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, was considered one of the finest examples of Church architecture
Shirley Community Centre,  architrave damage.
The building opened as a primary school in 1916 and, after it was replaced by a larger school across the
Bower Avenue Shops.
Bower Avenue runs from New Brighton Road in Burwood to Ashton Drive in Parklands
Redcliffs School.
 Located at 140 Main Road Main Road, Redcliffs untill the 2010/2011 earthquake sequence closed the school. Temporary location at Truro

Welcome to our basket for collecting material about the Canterbury earthquake on September 4, 2010, the following aftershocks, the Boxing Day event  and the earthquake on the February 22, 2011.

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake - centred 40km west of Christchurch and with its epicentre 10km south-east of Darfield - occurred on Saturday 4 September 2010 (NZ time). Widespread damage occured, with disruption to water, power and sewerage services.

February 22, 2011, was a smaller magnitude but because of its epicenter had a much larger impact on Christchurch including loss of life.

This basket has open membership. Register on Kete, and automatically join this basket.

Add your stories, photos, memories of the earthquake and the aftermath.

Material in this basket will be collected for an archive in the Christchurch City Libraries documenting the experiences of our community.

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