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Opening of the Sydenham Canterbury Savings Bank

3 August 1963

Mabel Howard and H.P. Smith, acting Mayor, about to enter the Sydenham branch of the Canterbury Savings Bank at the official opening of the branch.

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The official opening of the Durham Street overbridge

23 March 1977

Mayor, Hamish Hay, and city engineer, P.G. Scoular, crossing the Durham Street overbridge on the day of the bridge's official opening.

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Area: South / Sydenham

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Opening of the Woolston Canterbury Savings Bank

23 April 1965

Norman Kirk (left), Member of Parliament for Sydenham, giving a speech outside the Woolston branch of the Canterbury Savings Bank on its opening day. Stood next to Mr Kirk are, from left, president of the bank Mr M. J. Russell, the general manager Mr F. Dickson and Woolston branch manager Mr D. Torkingham.

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BNZ Upper Riccarton opening

24 July 1989

Norman Blay, a long standing customer, at the opening of the Bank of New Zealand, Upper Riccarton. Pictured are, from left, Judy Gamblin, Pat Hogan, Miriam Spragg, Norman Blay, Diane Woodward, Ray Allott (manager) and Victoria Fletcher.

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Opening of the new Park Terrace footbridge

25 November 1988

Councillor John Burn, Sir Hamish Hay and Lady Hay cross the new footbridge on Park Terrace leading across the Avon River and into Hagley Park.

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Maori cultural performance at Commonwealth Games

5 February 1974

View of a Māori cultural performance during the opening ceremony for the 1974 Commonwealth Games at QEII Stadium in Christchurch.

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Area: East / New Brighton

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Opening Day of the new Terminal Building at the Harewood Airport 1960

1960

"This photo was taken at the opening of the new terminal building at the Harewood Airport in 1960. The photo was taken by my father who attended the ceremony." - Contributor's note

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Breens Intermediate School opening

3 February 1976

Large crowd of students stood on the grounds of Breens Intermediate School on opening day.

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Area: North West / Bishopdale

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Dame Cath Tizard speaks at Hagley High School.

15 February 1995

Dame Cath Tizard speaks at the opening of the new Hagley High School building.

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Area: Central City / Central Christchurch - Southwest

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The opening of the Roman Catholic church at Mount Magdala

1912

Designed and built by Luttrell Brothers between 1910 and 1912, the chapel is their largest ecclesiastical building in New Zealand and is Alfred Luttrell's most elaborate and individual interpretation of the perpendicular Gothic style. The walls are in bluestone with Oamaru stone dressings, the roof is carried on hammerbeam trusses of cedar, doors and fititngs are also cedar, and the sanctuary floor is marble. Fortythree stained glass windows, made by Zetter & Co. of Munich, were installed in 1926. A west end porch was added around 1968. The chapel was originally part of the Mount Magdala institute run by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd. In 1966 the complex was purchased by the Brothers of St. John of God.

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Official opening of the Canterbury Society of Arts Gallery

9 March 1968

Interior of the two levels of the Canterbury Society of Arts Gallery at 66 Gloucester Street packed with an audience during the official opening of the building. The gallery replaced that on the previous site at 282-286 Durham Street.

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The opening of the Park Davis Trading Company site

1 October 1966

Chairman of the fruit and vegetable wholesale company, Park Davis Trading Company, Mr John Murray giving a speech at the opening of the companies new site in Market Row between Lichfield and Tuam streets. To the left is the Mayor of Christchurch Mr George Manning.

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Opening of Market Row

17 October 1966

Mayoress, Mrs G. Manning, cutting the ribbon during the official opening of Market Row between Lichfield and Tuam streets.

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Christchurch Wool Exchange opening ceremony

28 November 1963

Interior of the new Christchurch Wool Exchange on Whiteleigh Avenue in Addington with the Minister of Finance, Hon H R Lake, speaking at the opening ceremony.

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Opening ceremony of Commonwealth Games

5 February 1974

View from spectator stands towards the track and pitch at QEII Park stadium during the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games. A marching band is stood on the track facing a large group of people stood together on the pitch. Packed spectator stands are in the background.

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Papanui Library

31 July 1989

Louise Virtue outside Papanui Public Library on its official opening day.

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Opening ceremony at Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library

22 July 2017

The Mayor of Christchurch, Lianne Dalziel with Jamie Gough and others cutting the cake at the opening of Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library.

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Opening ceremony of Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library

22 July 2017

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel, alongside MP Gerry Brownlee and general public and the opening ceremony of the new Bishopdale Library.

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Opening ceremony at Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library

22 July 2017

View from the back of the audience of a traditional Māori ceremony to mark the opening of Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library in one of the community rooms. Students from a local intermediate school assist in the ceremony.

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