Riding the surf at New Brighton : Picturing Canterbury

Riding the surf at New Brighton beach [1939]. Christchurch City Libraries, CCL Photo Collection 22, Img00788

And visit First to Surf celebration at New Brighton this weekend, to commemorate 100 years since a display of surfing by Duke Kahanamoku in New Zealand.

The party then went to New Brighton, where an exhibition of surf-riding and swimming by Kahanamoku, in company with members of the New Brighton Surf Club, had been arranged. Unfortunately, the rollers were too short for a real exhibition of surf-riding. A long, strong roller, sweeping right into the beach, is required for this, but the rollers at New Brighton this morning were short, breaking too soon. However, Kahanamoku gave as good a display as was possible in the circumstances, and certainly taught members of the Surf Club something of the art of surf-riding. His position as he lay on the board was very graceful. Once he tried to stand upright on the board as he came shooting in, but the roller broke,as he did so and he capsized. One or two other similar efforts failed for the same reason. He showed a few of the other fancy touches of surf riding, manipulating the board in various ways as he rode it.

Sun, Volume II, Issue 327, 24 February 1915, Page 5

Lyttelton Harbour, Governors Bay, 1961 : Picturing Canterbury

Maria Rohs with father Frederick Rohs. Lyttelton Harbour, Governors Bay, 1961. Entry in the 2014 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt. Kete Christchurch. CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 NZ Kete Christchurch PH14-184.jpg

Picturing Canterbury : 1909 Onawe Peninsula

1909 Onawe Peninsula, Shuttleworth collection. CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 NZ. Kete Christchurch 1909_Onawe_Peninsula

 

Phillipstown Kindergarten: Picturing Canterbury

Phillipstown Kindergarten, 533 St. Asaph Street, Christchurch. My brother Bryan Stretch is sitting on the verandah at storytime (with his legs outstretched) looking at the camera – instead of paying attention. 1941. Entry in the 2013 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt. Kete Christchurch. CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 NZ
Kete Christchurch PH13-RAG-C-Phillipstown_Kindergarten_1941_8.jpg

Jim Crofts having a picnic: Picturing Canterbury

Jim Crofts having a picnic. My father. 1940s. Entry in the 2013 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt. CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 NZ. Kete Christchurch. PH13-150.jpg

Methodist Mission, Woodend Beach, Christchurch : Picturing Canterbury

Woodend Beach, Christchurch. The Methodist Mission went there every New Year for a week – or two? And ran activities for children, outdoor movies & square dancing. FUN!! Bob? with microphone, “Uncle Ted” on accordion. Behind Bob, Noeline Zuppicich, Gavin Stevens, Colleen Stevens. Late 1950s. Entry in the 2013 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt. Kete Christchurch. CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 NZ. Kete Christchurch PH13-111.jpg

Picnic, 1965 : Picturing Canterbury

Dad Peter, Mum Norma and Paul, together with a family friend, share a picnic by the car in the vicinity of Christchurch, in 1965. Entry in the 2012 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt. CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 NZ. Kete Christchurch PS-PH12-Eimg364.jpg

Boxing day outing : Picturing Canterbury

Boxing Day outing, 1950s. My relatives – Aunt Dossie and Uncle Bill; Aunt Agnes and Uncle Ted and their son (top). My mum with my eldest brother Keith and my Nana (bottom). Going to North Beach for a Boxing Day outing. My dad presumably taking the photo. 26 December 1950. Entry in the 2014 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt. CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 NZ. Kete Christchurch PH14-300.jpg