“Industrious Kiwis: Archives and Industry”
Records and Archives Week is held during the first week of May and celebrates the importance of records, archives and the recordkeeping professions.
The theme for RAW 2010 is archives and records of industry. New Zealanders are renowned for our ingenuity and clever ideas (our No.8 wire mentality). Archives and records are an important means of preserving our history of industry, innovation, trade, enterprise, research, science, technology and economic development. This is particularly relevant in the current economic state in helping us to reflect on our history of enterprise and ingenuity.
More from Archives and Records Association of New Zealand about the Records and Archives Week 2010
Welcome our showcase of some of the material in our Canterbury collections on the theme of industry, enterprise and ingenuity.
A selection of images of factory interiors from the early twentieth century.
Images from collections around Canterbury
- William Coop (1831-1897) and the Springvale Sawmill from the Canterbury Museum
- Toss Woollaston, Rawleighs Man from the Christchurch Art Gallery
- Trams in the city from the Christchurch City Council Archives
- Casings department from the Macmillan Brown Library, University of Canterbury
- Domestic training from Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology
- Trade training from Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology
- Wartime construction from the Air Force Museum of New Zealand
- Wind flattened from the South Canterbury Museum
- Drainage and nightsoil collection from Christchurch City Council Archives
- Trade receipts from Christchurch City Libraries
- Tram track construction from Christchurch City Council Archives
- Sumner in the early twentieth century from the Sumner and Redcliffs Historical Society
- Linen flax industry in Oxford from the Oxford Museum
- Hanmer Springs Prison Camp from the Hurunui District Libraries
- Selwyn district from the Selwyn District Council
- Banks Peninsula images from the Akaroa Museum
- Construction of the Provincial Chambers from the Canterbury Provincial Council Buildings
- Kaiapoi images from the Kaiapoi Museum
- Industrious schoolgirls from the Rangi Ruru Girls’ School
- Great Tom from the Rangiora Museum
- St Margaret’s College from the St Margaret’s College Archives
- Millers Building from the Christchurch City Council Heritage team
- Planning Canterbury from Archives New Zealand (Christchurch office)
- Sefton Dairy Company from Kowai Archives
- Gracies from New Brighton and Districts Historical Society
Use of images
Please contact individual contributors to this exhibition if you are interested in further images or more information. Please note any reproduction or use of these images should be cleared with the organisations contributing to this exhibition.