Bricks Memorial

Bricks Memorial

Bricks Memorial

The unveiling of the Bricks memorial, Barbadoes Street

18 December 1926

This was the highest point on the Avon River reached by whaleboats which crossed the Sumner bar and were pulled up the Avon in the 1840s and 1850s. It is particularly associated with bricks brought up the river by John Edward Thacker. The Mayor of Christchurch, John Kendrick Archer (1865-1949) is shown speaking at the ceremony. One of the surviving colonists from the Charlotte Jane stands alongside. The memorial cairn is near the Barbadoes Street bridge

Area: Central City / Central Christchurch - Northeast

Source: The weekly press, 23 December 1926, p. 26

Reference ID: CCL-KPCD07-0068

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The Bricks Memorial, Barbadoes Street

1935

This memorial marks the spot where the Avon River shoaled too much to accommodate the whaleboats that brought bricks for William and John Deans to build chimneys for their house at Riccarton. The cargo was landed on the south bank of the Avon and taken by carts to the homestead. At one stage there was a small wharf for unloading goods.

Area: Central City / Central Christchurch - Northeast

Source: The city beautiful : official organ of the Christchurch Beautifying Association, v. 11, no. 8, p. 8

Reference ID: CCL-KPCD08-0021

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"The Bricks", 311 Oxford Terrace

circa 2009

The brick and stone plaque was erected in 1926 to mark the site of the Bricks wharf where early settlers landed in 1843.

Area: Central City / Central Christchurch - Northeast

Reference ID: CCL-Kete-4122

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