Legacy photograph collection

PhotoA collection of Christchurch and Canterbury images. Images are sourced from newspapers, archives, books, reports, etc. and were digitised 20 years ago.

canterburystories.nz is the our new location for our digital heritage collection.

We are currently moving our legacy collection into canterburystories.nz.

Photographs can also be located in discoverywall.nz. Kete Christchurch, canterburystories.nz, Flickr and our Digital Collection.


Collection 1 Collection 2 Collection 3
Collection 4 Collection 5 Collection 6
Collection 7 Collection 8 Collection 9
Collection 10 Collection 11 Collection 12
Collection 13 Collection 14 Collection 15
Collection 16 Collection 17 Collection 18
Collection 19 Collection 20 Collection 21
Collection 22 Selwyn District discoverywall.nz
Christchurch Documentary Project
Kete Christchurch New Brighton Pier Digitised archives
Gimblett Collection: Heathcote Hay’s Parade Flickr


View our image topics. Subjects covered include Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Cathedral Square and the Cathedral, Christchurch city scenes, People and Christmas.

How to order images

If you would like to order a digital copy of any one these images please use our online form to request an image. Many images have a link to this form at the bottom of the image page.

Printing image pages

If you just want to print one of the image pages see the advice on our printing page.