In mourning: Picturing Canterbury

Dorothy Gimblett (16 years old) & Sharp - in mourning for father
Dorothy Gimblett (16 years old) & Sharp – in mourning for father

Girls at the window: Picturing Canterbury

Maidie & Dorothy at “Hillwood”. Gimblett Collection

Story blankets at the marae: Picturing Canterbury

Story blankets at Rehua Marae Matariki story blanket display at Rehua Marae, Christchurch.

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Waka launch: Picturing Canterbury

Waka launch Waka launch, Waitangi Day, Okain’s Bay, 6 February 1977 “As far as I know this Waitangi Day was the opening of the Thacker Museum at Okain’s Bay, and this was the first public Waitangi Day celebration to be held there. The tide was out, so there wasn’t much water in the stream. A TV crew filmed the event.”
Heritage Week 2008 Competition Entry
Highly commended – 1970s category

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Onawe Peninsula: Picturing Canterbury

Onawe Peninsula A historic spot in Akaroa Harbour at the neck of the Onawe Peninsula : remains of the Takapuneke Pa can still be seen.
[1922]
Site of massacre by Te Rauparaha.

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Pakeha-Maoris haka: Picturing Canterbury

The haka by the Pakeha-Maoris led by Dr. Buck. The New Zealand International Exhibition: in Te Araiteuru Pa.
The haka by the Pakeha-Maoris led by Dr. Buck. The New Zealand International Exhibition: in Te Araiteuru Pa. [1907]

The Weekly Press, 9 Jan 1907, p. 51

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Sumner, mast and yard-arm: Picturing Canterbury

Photo of families on the beach
Families on the beach below the mast & yard-arm, Sumner beach, Christchurch
[ca. 1905]
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Taking a dip: Picturing Canterbury

Photo of taking a dip
Taking a dip at the pool in Scarborough, late 1960s Kete Christchurch

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Boys on beach, Corsair Bay: Picturing Canterbury

Boys on beach, Corsair Bay, Christchurch. c. 1950

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Summer in Sumner: Picturing Canterbury

Sumner one summer day, 1920s. Kete Christchurch.

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