Farmers and friend, having a beer at the end of the day (note the beer being poured from a glass half gallon jar) Labour Day, Southbridge, 1949, at an agricultural fair. Entry in the 2012 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt. Kete Christchurch. CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 NZ

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In 1955 the Douglas C-54 Skymaster was the first freighter to make regular flights to the McMurdo Ice Runway. In 1958 the VX-6 Deep Freeze Squadron was formed and this aircraft O-272569 was one of two Skymasters allocated. David O’Malley, Kete Christchurch. CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 NZ

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Family outing, Collins family. 1950-1955. Kete Christchurch, IMG_0067

Heathcote contingent at Peace Procession. Photograph was taken in Cathedral Square, looking along Colombo Street North. To the right is the Colonial Mutual Life building, at was what was then known as Broadway’s Corner. The event was the children’s procession on the morning of Monday, 21st of July, 1919 (the peace celebrations did not take place in 1918 because of the flu epidemic). Christchurch City Libraries,  CCL-Gimblett-041

Aunty Hilda, Uncle Eric and daughter Helen who lived on a farm at Kirwee were at Christchurch International Airport, possibly going on holiday. People were still dressing up when they went out. 1964. Kete Christchurch, PH13-273

Crystal Mirror and Glass Co. 283 Tuam Street, Christchurch. My late father Wilfred Malcolm (Mac) Stretch (b. 8.12.1910) finished his apprenticeship with the Crystal Mirror & Glass Company and left to join the P & T in 1948. I can still remember the overpowering smell of ammonia when I went to see Dad – but he was so used to it, he couldn’t smell it. The building was much later occupied by Continental Caterers. 1940-44. Kete Christchurch, PH13-RAG-C-Crystal_Mirror_Glass_6


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