Libraries, brownies, planes, quakes, & wifi: Our top 5 Flickr pics

Christchurch City Libraries joined photo sharing site Flickr in August 2008. We have just passed the milestone on 1,500,000 page views (after having reached the million mark on 23 October 2012). Coincidentally, this is also our 3500th blog post!

Here the current all-time most popular photos on our Flickr:

Public Library, Christchurch, N.Z.
Canterbury Public Library building
Circa 1903-1907 (before the YMCA was built on the other corner in 1908). Postcard, Maoriland Series
Tanner Bros 518

Harewood Airport
Harewood Airport 1954
Staff from No. 4 Hanger. Name of aircraft “PEHO” (D.C 3). This plane was built 20 March 1945 as a freighter for the RNZAF for use as a paratrooper. The aircraft went to the National Airways Corporation 29 September 1947 and went back to the Air Force 20 February 1967.

WiFi users outside the Central Library
Even though the library is closed due to the earthquake customers are still happy using the free Wi Fi. 7 September 2010.

Little Brownie Judith
Little Brownie Judith. 1973. Christchurch. Judith, aged about 7, in her Brownie uniform.

Central Library : after the quake
Central Library after the quake. 8 September 2010.

This week in Christchurch history (2 September – 8 September)

1 September 1888
Earthquake causes damage throughout City. Cathedral spire badly damaged.

4 September 2010
The Darfield earthquake woke Canterbury at 4:35am. The magnitude 7.1. quake was centred 40km west of Christchurch.

5 September 1985
French agent Dominique Prieur convicted over the bombing of the Greenpeace ship “Rainbow Warrior”, transferred from Mt Eden Jail to Christchurch Womens Prison.

7 September 1850
First Canterbury Association settlers sail from Plymouth, England on the Charlotte Jane, Randolph, Cressy and the Sir George Seymour.

7 September 1863 – 150th anniversary of Christchurch’s first murder trial
G. Lumley convicted of manslaughter. ( see Monday September 7 1863 Supreme Court in Lyttelton Times, 9 September 1863 via Papers Past)

Christchurch chronology
A timeline of Christchurch events in
chronological order from pre-European times to 1989.

More September events in the Chronology.