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Christchurch Photo Hunt 2014

Photo-hunt-Poster[1]Making Connections: Experience our past – present – future

Cantabrians are being asked to dust off their family albums, dig out any boxes of old snaps, and do their bit to preserve the region’s heritage.

Christchurch City Libraries’ annual Photo Hunt – is an opportunity to discover photo treasures that will reconnect Cantabrians to cherish, celebrate and commemorate our past.

The categories are:

  • People – families, cultural and social events.
  • Places – buildings, suburbs and the city.
  • Two views in time – 2 photos of the same scene, place or person at different time periods. Images can be from any era, depicting any facet of Christchurch’s growth, development, social life or events in the city’s past and present.

As well as helping to boost important historical records, entrants are in line for some great prizes – one of two iPad minis or a Kobo ereader.

Enter at your local library.

Entries can be submitted at any Christchurch City library.

Bring your photograph(s) to your local library, and complete the entry form. Images will be carefully scanned and returned.

They will be viewable online at Kete Christchurch, our community repository.

Entries open Monday 29 September 2014 and close 5pm 31 October. Winners announced on 28 November 2014.

Enter online

Download the entry form as a Word Document, and email the completed form and your photograph(s) to librarydigitalcontent@ccc.govt.nz.



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Beca Heritage Week 2014

Heritage-Week-200x200Beca Heritage Week 2014 begins on the 17 October and runs through until the 27 October. The year’s theme is Making Connections – Experience our past-present-future.

Brochures can be picked up from any Council Library or Service Centre or downloaded from www.heritageweek.co.nz.

In 2014 anniversaries include

  • 200 years since John Robert Godley was born in Dublin
  • 150 years since the first council artesian well was drilled
  • 510 years since New Zealand’s first hansom cab arrives in the city
  • 150 years since the foundation stone was laid for the Anglican Cathedral
  • 125 years since Cave and Maori artefacts were discovered at Moncks Spur
  • 125 years since the first New Zealand built locomotive was completed at Addington railway workshops
  • 100 years since Riccarton Bush was presented to the city by the Deans family
  • 100 years since World War I began
  • 75 years since World War II began
  • 75 years since the official opening of City Council’s pensioner housing project in Barnett Avenue, Sydenham; the first local body
    pensioner housing in New Zealand
  • 50 years since the Lyttelton Road Tunnel opened
  • 25 years since Waitangi Tribunal Hearing of land claim by Ngāi Tahu closes at Tuahiwi Marae
  • 25 years since new Christchurch City Council established through amalgamation of previous councils

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Beca Heritage Week 2009

Heritage WeekThis year’s Beca Heritage Week has a line-up of events and activities not to be missed.

16 – 26 October 2009

Heritage Week promises to open your eyes to places of the past, places of peace, and places you never knew existed!

Doves and Defences: Discover Christchurch in Peace and Conflict is the theme for the 17th annual Heritage Week.

Uncover some of our City’s hidden histories and explore how peace and conflict have shaped Christchurch; from war memorials in the city, townships and suburbs, along with underground bunkers and caverns, to sites of peace and the people who fought for it in many different ways AND see how fashion, music, and dance influenced our culture.

Beca Heritage Week is packed full of Exhibitions and Displays, Lectures and Seminars, Music, Dance and Film, Tours, Open Days and Walks, and much more – there’s something for everyone.

See heritageweek.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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Heritage Week Photo Competition

Christchurch City Libraries invites the people of Christchurch to enter a photo competition designed to uncover Christchurch photos of the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s.

Photos can be entered under the following themes:

The photos will be displayed in the Central Library and on the library Flick pages. The winners of each decade and the overall winner will be announced on Tuesday 28 October after Heritage Week has finished, and presented with some great prizes.

More information at Christchurch City Libraries

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Heritage Week 2008

Christchurch Heritage Week is an annual event which aims to raise awareness of our special heritage places, and the importance and benefits of conserving them.

This year is the 16th annual Heritage Week and is held from the 17-27 October. Our theme for 2008 ‘RETROspective: Christchurch Life, Architecture and Design 1940s-1970s’ will focus on the 30 years following the end of World War II, from immediate post – war times, to the Rock and Rolling ’50s, the swinging ’60s, and through to the disco decade of the ’70s.

The goal of the RETROspective theme is to celebrate the innovation, achievement and milestones of this period by drawing on aspects of architecture and design, popular culture, music, transport, and fashion.

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