Heritage

Christchurch’s history, its people and places — plus help to discover your own heritage and family history.

Photo huntChristchurch Photo Hunt

The Photo Hunt kicks off on Monday 29 September. You can help boost important historical records as well as win great prizes – one of two iPad minis or a Kobo ereader.

Ada WellsVotes for women

On 19 September 1893, women in New Zealand got the vote. Find out more about the heroines who made it happen.

Lyttelton Road tunnel openingBillboard exhibition at Lyttelton

Billboards of enlarged black and white photographs of some of Lyttelton’s lost heritage buildings are gracing our port town. Don’t miss this poignant exhibition by Jae Renaut.

Cecil Malthus lettersCecil Malthus

Cecil Malthus’ letters and telegrams tell his story of the First World War.

You can follow him now on Twitter at @malthus_letters. He writes to My own dear Hazel from April 1914 to his discharge in April 1917.

WW100 logoWW100

WW100 is a programme to mark the First World War centenary from 2014 to 2018. Explore World War 1 content as well as events and activities in Christchurch and Canterbury. 100chch on Twitter takes you back to what was happening 100 years ago today.