Gas Mask: Picturing Canterbury

Gas mask. Kete Christchurch. Pearce_family_photos_06.jpg. Entry in the 2013 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt, CC-BY-NA-SA-3.0 NZ.

One of the Pearce family wearing a WWI gas mask at the Pearce family home on Aikmans Road, Merivale, about 1919.

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Heathcote contingent at Peace Procession : Picturing Canterbury

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

Warm thought for a cold day – Image of the week

Sunbathing at New Brighton beach, Christchurch. January 1, 1919.

Sunbathing at New Brighton beach, Christchurch

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Returned servicemen – Image of the week

The Canterbury AA’s fleet of motor cars at the Christchurch Railway Station to convey some of the returned servicemen. 18 November 1919.

The Canterbury AA's fleet of motor cars at the Christchurch Railway Station to convey some of the returned servicemen

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