The “Monty Tour” 1947: Picturing Canterbury

The “Monty Tour”, 1947.
Arthur Cyril Pearce worked for the Public Service Garage and drove dignitaries. He took this photo of one of his famous passengers Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein. The “Monty Tour” went from 22-07-1947 to 11-08-1947 and went from Christchurch to Greymouth, Westport, Granity and back to Greymouth and then Christchurch. Date: 1947. Original Filename Pearce_family_photos_46.jpg Entry in the 2013 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt. CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 NZ

 

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Cathedral Balloons, Kidsfest 2007: Picturing Canterbury

Cathedral balloons, 2007.
Balloons in the Square for the opening of Kidsfest 2007. File Reference:MeOp-PH14-cathedral-balloons-2007.jpg. Entry in the 2014 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt by Melanie Opie. CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 NZ.

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Skating In North Hagley Park : Picturing Canterbury

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The photograph was taken and developed by my father Harry Baldwin, with a Graflex camera with a glass plate film holder. Date: Probably 1940s.
Entry in the 2014 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt by Bruce Baldwin.  Kete Christchurch. CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 NZ 

Winters were colder in the 1940s.

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Thomas Edmonds Band Rotunda, foggy morning, 1960s : Picturing Canterbury

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Tranquil morning scene of Edmonds Rotunda prior to conversion to a restaurant. From colour transparency by Neil S. Bowie 1912-1972. Date: 1960s. File Reference: HW08-D-015-EdmondsRotunda Entry in the Christchurch City Libraries 2008 Photo Hunt. Kete Christchurch. CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 NZ

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Snowfall on Riccarton Road : Picturing Canterbury

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Looking east towards the Riccarton Mall. Lots of telephone poles & above-ground wiring. 1950s Morris Oxford, 1960s Singer Gazelle. Old Riccarton Mall “R” sign, Caltex sign. The Man from the Prudential on the top storey. McKenzies shop in the mall front corner. Rub-a-dub car wash sign, concrete slab fences. Photo taken 21 June 1976. Entry in the 2013 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt, Kete Christchurch. CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 NZ.

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Winter Sun, Christchurch Cathedral, 1969 : Picturing Canterbury

Winter sun warms Christchurch Cathedral, 1969. Entry in the 2015 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt by Paul Harrington. Kete Christchurch PH15-PaHa-Winter-Sun-Christchurch-Cathedral-1969. CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 NZ

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Sheep hunting, late 1940s : Picturing Canterbury

My Uncle Allan Reeve enjoyed a bit of hunting normally in the local riverbeds. I presume this was a wild sheep! 1940s. Entry in the 2014 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt. Kete Christchurch. CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 NZ

We sighted the Southern Cross tonight

‘We sighted the Southern Cross tonight & the first time I’ve seen it since 1916’ – E.H. Aubrey, Soldier’s diary

‘On 1st May, 1941, I entered Burnham Military Camp, Pte. R.T. Street, 19088’ – Rewai Street : World War II letters, diaries and photographs

Sergeants Mess, Japan, on the way home. November 1952. Norman Pierson : Korean War Photographs

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1930 Model A Ford converted to run on coke gas : Picturing Canterbury

1930 Model A. During the war petrol was rationed. This is a coke burner on the back which made gas to run the car. Note bags of coke on running board. 1942. Entry in the 2014 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt. Kete Christchurch. CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 NZ

House and garden: Picturing Canterbury

House and garden, 1950s. CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 NZ. Kete Christchurch.