Library at play: Picturing Canterbury

Audience at Mark Sommerset reading at Central Library
Audience at Mark Sommerset reading at Central Library Tuam.
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Bookface at Shirley Library.
Zombie librarians
Zombie librarians at Zombie Day at Upper Riccarton Library.

Cyclists at Barry’s Bay, and Movember: Picturing Canterbury

Cyclists on a trip to Akaroa, at Barry's Bay  [1886]
Cyclists on a trip to Akaroa, at Barry’s Bay [slide] [1886]
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A fabulously follicular Movember effort from some of our library colleagues.

Cup and Show: Picturing Canterbury

All our libraries are closed for Show Day (Friday 15 November) but here are some New Zealand Cup and Show Week images. See some more images in the A&P Show DigitalNZ set.

On the grand stand. Carnival week in Christchurch: the New Zealand Cup meeting.  [November 1903]
On the grand stand. Carnival week in Christchurch: the New Zealand Cup meeting.
[November 1903]

Grand Parade, A&P Show
1976: A chilly Show Day at the Canterbury A&P Showgrounds, 1976. This was the Grand Parade, with cattle, horses, donkeys, and scots Pipe Band visible. Heritage Week 2008 Competition Entry

Aerial view of the Christchurch Agricultural and Pastoral Show, Addington
Aerial view of the Christchurch Agricultural and Pastoral Show, Addington
from the Canterbury Progress League Archives, Christchurch City Libraries Archive 72

Show Day Dolls
ca 1954 Canterbury A&P Show, probably 1954 by the look of my ‘gappy’ smile! Left: Irene Watts; Right: my cousin, Margaret Brown. Going to the show was an annual treat, with a doll on a stick the highlight of the day. This must have been a special year as we both have windmills as well. Note we’re in our best clothes! (Traditional for Show Day) Shirley Temple ringlets as well. Heritage Week 2008 Competition Entry

Photo hunt entryChristchurch Photo Hunt

Do you have your own cool images to share? Enter the Christchurch Photo Hunt. You could win a tablet or one of three e-readers. Submit your photos by 5pm 17 November.

New Brighton motor races: Picturing Canterbury

The Christchurch Motor and Cycling Club's motor races on New Brighton Beach, Christchurch  [1905]  The start for the scratch race of nine miles is shown. B. Ogilvie was the winner. The original New Brighton Pier, which was in existence 1894-1965, is shown
The Christchurch Motor and Cycling Club’s motor races on New Brighton Beach, Christchurch
[1905]
The start for the scratch race of nine miles is shown. B. Ogilvie was the winner. The original New Brighton Pier, which was in existence 1894-1965, is shown

Photo hunt entryChristchurch Photo Hunt

Do you have your own cool images to share? Enter the Christchurch Photo Hunt. You could win a tablet or one of three e-readers. Submit your photos by 5pm 17 November.

Nature Play Park: Picturing Canterbury

There is a new park in town on Hereford Street – Nature Play Park – Papatākaro Ao Tūroa.  This Department of Conservation has established the garden is a partnership project with Greening the Rubble Trust and it has been supported and sponsored by other businesses and organisations.

As part of FESTA Festival of Transitional Architecture, there was face painting, weta handling and more at the park on Saturday 26 October 2013.

Nature Play ParkWeta handling at Nature Play Park

Photo hunt entryChristchurch Photo Hunt

Do you have your own cool images to share?

Enter the Christchurch Photo Hunt. You could win a tablet or one of three e-readers.

Submit your photos by 5pm 17 November.