Show Day at Addington 1947. All dressed up in their best white dresses for day’s outing. Jim and Venis Olin with daughters Merle and Avis and friends Margaret and Natalie. Looking fresh on arrival but probably tired by the end of a hot NW day. Entry in the 2013 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt. Kete Christchurch. CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 NZ

Prime Minister at Labour Day Picnic, 1946, campaigning for re-election (successfully!). My father designed the “Honest Peter” outfit and my sister and I spent a hot day under cover. (I was the backend!) Mr Fraser looked underneath and said “Hot in there, girlie?” and I said “What do you think?” I was roundly told off by Dad for being cheeky. My young brother was the jockey. 29 October 1946. Entry in the 2012 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt. Kete Christchurch. CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 NZ

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

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