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Seminar : Disaster management, June 2017

If you wish to register for this please contact Lyn Campbell.


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New additions to Papers Past

Lyttelton Times

Heaps of new content has been added to Papers Past including the Lyttelton Times from 1851-1862.  There are now 7 papers on the site covering the Canterbury region between 1851 and 1921.

Papers Past contains more than one million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The collection covers the years 1839 to 1945 and includes 61 publications from all regions of New Zealand. You can search the site by keyword or browse by year, region or newspaper title.

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More of Canterbury on Papers Past

eg_200hSeven new titles have just been added to Papers Past.

Papers Past contains more than one million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The collection covers the years 1839 to 1932 and includes 52 publications from all regions of New Zealand.

There are now 6 Canterbury tiles available.

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Coming Home – 90th Anniversary of the World War One Armistice

Coming HomeThe 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month is universally associated with the remembrance of those who died in the First World War.

The date marks the moment when hostilities ceased on the Western Front in 1918, with the signing of the Armistice.

From October 2008 to March 2009, the return of soldiers to New Zealand is commemorated in a series of events, talks, movie showings, exhibitions and recitals throughout the country.

This also sees the launch of the National Digital Forum / Digital New Zealand Coming Home widget as part of the national celebrations.

Archives New Zealand are implementing a physical and online exhibition – ‘An Impressive Silence‘, containing material regarding the WWI Armistice. (Way cool)

Christchurch City Libraries has released some new digitised content and grouped some existing material at Coming Home.

NZETC have released a large number of titles relating to New Zealand World War I History including The History of the Canterbury Regiment, N.Z.E.F. 1914 – 1919 by Captain David Ferguson

Armistice events are listed at NZlive.com


NDF Coming Home Blog

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It’s official: Christchurch Art Gallery joins Matapihi



Images of works from Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu’s collection can now be searched in Matapihi, the National Library’s consolidated database of New Zealand images of all sorts.

It’s all pretty simple to use – you just do a search for, say, Rita Angus and you will get a page of results, not only of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu items, but items from any of the places listed below. Each result will have a brief description and an image. If you click on the image, a new window will open and you will be taken to the page displaying that work at the owning institution’s website.

Other NZ galleries, museums and libraries that are on Matapihi are:

Alexander Turnbull Library
Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Auckland City Libraries
Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
Christchurch City Libraries
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
New Zealand Electronic Text Centre
The New Zealand Film Archive Ngā Kaitiaki o Ngā Taonga Whitiāhua
Otago Museum
Puke Ariki
Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
The University of Auckland Library
University of Canterbury Library
University of Otago Library, including Hocken Collections

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Celebrating Suffrage Day

Ada Wells

Ada Wells

Friday 19th September, 2008 is Suffrage Day – 115 years after women got the vote in New Zealand

Christchurch City Libraries has made a small offering to help celebrate Suffrage Day / White Camellia Day Friday 19 September.

They have published 15 brief political biographies of local women in council to their web site – originally produced for Christchurch’s “Women in the Council Chamber” exhibition, initiated and co-ordinated by Cr Anna Crighton in 2006.

The libraries blog post also lists other suffrage day events and resources – which includes Unsung Heroines – Biographies of Christchurch Women – Written to commemorate Women’s Suffrage Year, 1993 – an earlier library publication which has been digitised.

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NZMuseums go live

NZMuseums has relaunched itself – an initiative of the Museum of New Zealand.

We recognise that museums must keep up with the times, and alongside the National Digital Content Strategy for New Zealand we are enabling the museums of New Zealand, in particular the several hundred small volunteer-run museums throughout the country, to have a global presence through the Web.

You can find things by region – like Canterbury or find objects relating to places like christchurch or canterbury, or find subjects like  pounamu or clothing.

Organisations like the Canterbury Museum, the Kowhai Archive, Waimate Museum or the Ashburton Museum can now publish aspects of their collection online.

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