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Discover and Share your First World War Stories

Discover and Share your First World War Stories

Discover and Share your First World War Storiesring in your Great War treasures and meet with experts from across the country who can identify them.

Visit the new Canterbury Stories exhibition and discover more about Canterbury’s part in the First World War. Tell us your family story and it could be added to the exhibition.

On Sunday 12 October 2014, a free public event will be held at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand, where members of the Canterbury community will be invited to bring along their personal stories and artefacts relating to the First World War. Staff from each of the supporting institutions will be on hand to document the material, as well as provide expertise in family history research and object identification and interpretation. People can discuss the possibility of lending their material for digitising or display with any of the participating organisations.

The stories and artefacts contributed by the public will be used to provide the content for the “Canterbury Stories” exhibition hosted by the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

The Canterbury 100 team are searching for personal stories, photographs, diaries and papers, and artefacts from people in Canterbury relating to the First World War, to present in this regional exhibition.

Canterbury 100 is a collaborative project, co–ordinated by the region’s major cultural and heritage institutions, telling the story and experiences of Canterbury people during the First World War.

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Canterbury Stories Exhibition and Event

Canterbury Stories: Remembering the First World War

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The Wizard of New Zealand, and members of the McCaw and Westenra families to the Canterbury Stories exhibition at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

As part of the Canterbury 100 collaborative project, a special exhibition titled “Canterbury Stories: Remembering the First World War” opened at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand on 12 September 2014.

“Canterbury Stories” will provide a Canterbury-focused insight into the First World War through the personal stories of those who experienced it – not only the soldiers and nurses on the front line but also the men, women and children who remained at home. Several well-known local celebrities have contributed their own family war stories to the exhibition, and these will be joined over time by many more personal accounts contributed by the people of Canterbury. It is intended that this exhibition will be refreshed and added to throughout the course of the First World War Centenary and will be adapted to a more localised format for touring around communities throughout the region.

“Canterbury Stories” aims to connect Cantabrians with their First World War heritage by allowing them to share their family’s wartime experiences through stories, photographs and objects. At the conclusion of the Centenary commemorations, these stories will be archived to serve as a permanent memorial.

Discover and Share your First World War Stories

Discover and Share your First World War Stories

Discover and Share your First World War Stories

Bring in your Great War treasures and meet with experts from across the country who can identify them.

Visit the new Canterbury Stories exhibition and discover more about Canterbury’s part in the First World War. Tell us your family story and it could be added to the exhibition.

On Sunday 12 October 2014, a free public event will be held at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand, where members of the Canterbury community will be invited to bring along their personal stories and artefacts relating to the First World War. Staff from each of the supporting institutions will be on hand to document the material, as well as provide expertise in family history research and object identification and interpretation. People can discuss the possibility of lending their material for digitising or display with any of the participating organisations.

The stories and artefacts contributed by the public will be used to provide the content for the “Canterbury Stories” exhibition hosted by the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

The Canterbury 100 team are searching for personal stories, photographs, diaries and papers, and artefacts from people in Canterbury relating to the First World War, to present in this regional exhibition.

Canterbury 100 is a collaborative project, co–ordinated by the region’s major cultural and heritage institutions, telling the story and experiences of Canterbury people during the First World War.

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New Zealand and the First World War – Talks by Jock Phillips and Glyn Harper

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On Friday 9 May, renowned speakers Prof Glyn Harper and Dr Jock Phillips will speak on New Zealand and the First World War. The talks are a free public event from 5.30pm-7.15pm in the Bird Hall at Canterbury Museum on Rolleston Avenue.

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Canterbury 100 – Help tell the story of Canterbury 1914-1918

Canterbury 100 - Help us tell the story of Canterbury 1914-1918

Canterbury 100 is a collaborative project, co-ordinated by the region’s major cultural and heritage institutions, telling the story and experiences of Canterbury people during the First World War.

On Sunday 12 October 2014, a free community event will be held at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand, where members of the public will be invited to bring along personal stories and artefacts relating to Cantabrians during World War I; specifically in the period leading up to the Gallipoli campaign of 1915.  Staff from each of the supporting institutions will be on hand to document the material, as well as provide expertise in family history research and object identification and interpretation.  People can discuss the possibility of gifting their material with any of the participating organisations or can arrange to lend it for digitising or display.

The stories and artefacts contributed by the public will provide the content for a community-based exhibition, opening in April 2015, which will tell the story of “Canterbury’s Road to Gallipoli” (title to be confirmed).  The exhibition will then be adapted to a more localised format for touring around communities throughout Canterbury.

It is intended that this will be repeated in the period leading up to the Centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele in 2017, and again to mark the Armistice and Peace celebrations in 2018.  At the conclusion of the WWI Centenary commemorations, the stories will be archived to serve as a permanent memorial to the people of Canterbury who experienced the First World War.

Do you have a story to contribute to the Canterbury 100 project?

We are looking for personal stories, photographs, diaries and papers, and artefacts relating to Cantabrians in World War One, from soldiers and nurses on the front line to the men, women and children who remained on the “Home Front” in New Zealand.

To tell us your story, or for more information about how you can get involved, please visit the Canterbury 100 project site or contact canterbury100@airforcemuseum.co.nz

Organisations supporting Canterbury 100:

For information about other inititives around the country see ww100.govt.nz.

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Kaiapoi Heritage Weekend

The historic Canterbury town of Kaiapoi was an important trading centre in the 1850s and 60s when the Kaiapoi River, running through the centre of town and a tributary of the Waimakariri River, provided a means to service the needs of the pioneering settlers. The area was also an important trading post for the principal Maori tribe of the South Island, Ngai Tahu, who in earlier times had its largest settlement in Kaiapoi.

To celebrate the rich heritage of this river town, Kaiapoi Heritage Week provides a feast of events for visitors (Christchurch is just 20 minutes’ drive from Kaiapoi) as well as the local community.

Join in the fun and add to the atmosphere by being dressed in period costume. Be a gentleman of distinction, a lady of wealth or a simple colonial settler!

Kaiapoi Promotions Association and Real NZ presents Kaiapoi Heritage Weekend

FRIDAY 14TH OCTOBER

From River to Sea, 7pm

Riverview Function Centre, Working Men’s Club, 113 Raven Quay

Kaiapoi Museum

Gold coin donation

Dale Brown will give an informative talk and PowerPoint presentation on a period when the Kaiapoi Port was the main highway into the North Canterbury hinterland.

SATURDAY 15TH OCTOBER

Antique Roadshow, 9am – 4pm

Kaiapoi Borough School, 20 Hilton Street

Kaiapoi & District Lions Club

$2 per item, spectators free, qualified valuer.

Trash and Treasure Sale, 9am – 4pm

Kaiapoi Borough School, 20 Hilton Street

Kaiapoi & District Lions Club

Discover tomorrow’s heritage today. Sausage sizzles, chocolate wheel, raffles and more.

Farmers Market, 9am – 12pm

Morgan Williams Reserve, Charles Street

Come and gather locally grown or produced food in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Don’t miss out on traditionally made European breads and pastries and Oma’s famous capsicum sauce.

Parish Spring Fair, 9.30am–12.30pm

St Bartholomew’s, Cass Street

St Bartholomew’s Parish of Kaiapoi

Fair includes white elephant, jewellery, cakes and sweets, craft, plants, books plus lots more.

Trace Your Ancestors, 10am – 1pm

Riverview Lounge, Kaiapoi Working Mens Club, 113 Raven Quay

Waimakariri Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists

Find out more about your family’s early history. Club members will show you how to trace your ancestors.

National Scout Museum, 12pm – 3pm

Blue Skies, 12 Williams Street

Gold coin donation

Kaiapoi had the first registered Scout Patrol in NZ. Come and learn about the Kaiapoi identities involved and how the NZ Scout Movement was organised from the school at Tuahiwi and of the local sites that have a special place in Scouting history.

MV Tuhoe Presentation, 1.30pm

Riverview Lounge, Kaiapoi Working Men’s Club, 113 Raven Quay

Gold coin donation

Listen as John Thompson tells you the fascinating history of this iconic schooner which still sails on the Kaiapoi river today.

MV Tuhoe Open Day, 2pm – 4pm

Kaiapoi Wharf, off Charles Street

Gold coin donation

Take a look aboard this wonderful Kaiapoi vessel.

SUNDAY 16TH OCTOBER

National Scout Museum, 1pm – 4pm

Blue Skies, 12 Williams Street

Gold coin donation

MV Tuhoe Open Day, 2pm – 4pm

Kaiapoi Wharf, off Charles Street

Gold coin donation

Sunday Bandstand Concert, 1pm – 3.30pm

Kaiapoi Band Rotunda, Charles Street

Bring a picnic and a deck chair and enjoy entertainment from McAlpines North Canterbury Pipe Band and Kaiapoi Brass Band, with a special appearance from His Majesty King Arthur III of New Albion.

Heritage Service, 5pm 

St Bartholomew’s, Cass Street

St Bartholomew’s is one of the most significant heritage buildings in Canterbury built in 1856, the oldest surviving church in Canterbury. Enjoy an old-fashioned Book of Common Prayer Evensong, with hymns to match.

Fuller Street Grandstand, 8pm – 10.30pm

Kaiapoi Baptist, 67 Fuller Street

Community rugby – bring the whole family and watch the second semi final live on the big screen. Alcohol free.

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Records and Archives week, 1 to 7 May

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Upcoming Event

Cantage and Aoraki LIANZA are teaming up to bring you a tour of Christ’s College Library and the Canterbury Museum Documentary Research Centre. This presents a unique opportunity to have a behind the scenes peek at two very interesting organisations.

When – Wednesday 18 February

Time – Canterbury Museum Documentary Research Centre tour starts at 4.30, Christ’s College Library tour starts at 5.30.

The tour is free, and you can come along to both places, or just one. Meet outside the main entrance on Rolleston Avenue.

Please register your interest with me erin.kimber@canterbury.ac.nz or jane.mordecai@tvnz.co.nz

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Beca Heritage Week 2008 is here now

Beca Heritage Week 2008

Beca Heritage Week 2008

This year’s theme is RETROspective: Christchurch life, architecture and design 1940s – 1970s – so get ready for some retro fun.

We are excited about this theme because it is a bit different to anything we have done before. This period was an eventful one for Christchurch, contributing greatly to the character of our city today. In the 1960s in particular, the work of our local architects was receiving national and international attention.

We work, live in, or pass by these significant buildings everyday, but do we really think of them as ‘heritage’?

for more info see www.heritageweek.co.nz

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