Topic: Halswell Quarry Park Images from the Christchurch City Council Archives by John Moore

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Images of Halswell Quarry and formation of the Quarry Park compiled or taken by John Moore, Park Ranger,1992 – 2005.

These images record the construction of  the Quarry Park, its history, some of the many recreational groups & school classes who use the park,
events held at the park and the many volunteers who have contributed to its development and give a unique perspective on the formation of the park.

The images are just a selection from albums now held in the Christchurch City Council Archives:

The quarry is now a  60.4 hectare park, with a combination of recreational walks, historic sites, important historic buildings from the quarrymen’s days as well as six sister city gardens and a Canterbury botanical collection. Tracks, viewing points and three car parking areas have made the park increasingly popular for walking and other recreational activities over the last decade.

The quarry played a major role in the building of Christchurch over its 140 years of quarrying.  Halswell stone was used in many of the city's prominent buildings including the Canterbury Museum and the Provincial Council Buildings.

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Halswell Quarry Park Images from the Christchurch City Council Archives by John Moore


City:Christchurch
Suburb :Halswell
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