How to research the history of a house in Christchurch
This pamphlet gives a brief outline of where to look for information, and what can be found.
The history of a house is not just about the building itself. People bought the land, built the house, and lived in it, influencing its shape and structure by their activities. Usually there are no pre-existing written histories, so active investigation using a variety of resources is needed. Although this information is specifically for Christchurch houses, the principles can be applied to other areas.
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