Ever wonder why eveything goes green on St Patrick’s day or why we celebrate some religious holidays with fir trees, coloured eggs and rabbits? Our Holidays page will fill you in on the history behind our annual celebrations and offer suggestions and resources for your own celebrations.
Papers Past is a great free resource for library members. It provides access to digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals from 1839 to 1945. Coverage includes The Press from 1861 to 1920.
The newly opened Central Library Manchester is home to Christchurch City Libraries Aotearoa New Zealand, Ngā Pounamu Māori and Local Government collections. Family History resources include electoral rolls, microfiche newspaper files, and telephone and business directories.