Tunnel in Cracroft caverns

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Tunnel in Cracroft caverns.


The Cracroft Caverns, also known as the Cashmere Caverns, were constructed in 1942 during World War II in response to the perceived threat of a Japanese invasion.They were re-discovered in 1987.  

The caverns are now in the ownership of the Christchurch City Council and used as a ring laser experimental laboratory set up by the University of Canterbury's Physics Department;.  

Date taken: November 2002

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