Keep Calm and Carry On

Everyday life during the Second World War.

Keep Calm and Carry On

Everyday life during the Second World War.

Keep Calm and Carry On

Everyday life during the Second World War.

Keep Calm and Carry On

Everyday life during the Second World War.

Keep Calm and Carry On

Everyday life during the Second World War.

Keep Calm and Carry On

Everyday life during the Second World War.

Four of the candidates for Miss Victory contest

April-May 1943

Four candidates in the contest held at the King Edward Barracks as part of the Returned and Services Association's United Nations Fair to raise funds for patriotic purposes. From left: Miss England, Miss South Africa, Miss Poland and Miss Australia.

Area: Central City / Central Christchurch - West

Source: Canterbury Public Library Archives

Reference ID: CCL-KPCD04-0073

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Copyright status: In copyright

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Wartime milk delivery, corner Alpha Avenue and Normans Road, Bryndwr, Christchurch

1942

In 1942 petrol rationing came into force and milk was delivered by horse float with two women staffing each float. The milk was delivered right to the door. This photograph shows a Devondale Dairy Company milk float. The company was owned and operated by Ben Johns and Ernie Forbes from their dairy on the corner of Johns and Main North Roads. Children used to enjoy a ride by hanging on to the side of the float. A house just visible behind the float belonged to a brother of a former Prime Minister of New Zealand, George Forbes

Area: North West / Bryndwr

Reference ID: CCL-KPCD07-0062

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The shoeshine stand in the Square

Circa 1942

It did good business when the Yanks came to town.

Area: Central City / Cathedral Square

Source: The Star, 16 September 1983, p. 5

Reference ID: CCL-KPCD11-0067

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Greetings from NZEF in the Pacific

1943

Illustration on this Christmas, New Year greeting postcard, 1943-1944, depicts a soldier of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in jungle uniform worn in the Pacific area. The postcard was issued by the National Patriotic Fund Board.

Winning Entry in the Christchurch City Libraries 2009 Photo Hunt.
Judges' Comments: Many of these postcards would have been distributed among the forces in the Pacific, but this particular entry has such a thoughtful message from Sgt. Reginald Sydney O'Neill to Anita.

Area: Other / Unknown

Contributor: Barbara Molloy

Source: Entry in the 2009 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt.

Reference ID: CCL-PHC09-CE-026.tif

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Mother, brother and self outside Cathedral

circ 1944

Mother, brother and self outside Christchurch Cathedral. Old bank in the background.

Area: Central City / Cathedral Square

Source: Entry in the 2014 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt

Reference ID: CCL-PH14-261

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Lockie Wedding

1942

Wedding Catholic Cathedral (Blessed Sacrament) Barbadoes St. Selwyn (Sel) Lockie marrying Gaynor Lennie.

Area: Central City / Central Christchurch - Southeast

Contributor: Louise Lockie.

Source: Entry in the 2017 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt

Reference ID: CCL-PH17-065A

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