Memories of Christchurch
Some of you may have read my post earlier this week, just after the disastrous earthquake in the city in which I was born and brought up. The news gets sadder every day, with about 100 now confirmed dead, and another 250 still missing. I have been thinking about my years there and the places I used to know well; these pictures are how I would like to remember the city. For about 8 years of my childhood we lived in New Brighton. My strongest memory, apart from our big wooden two-storeyed…
Lyttelton circa 1967
The inter-island ferry TEV Wahine (1966 - 1968) moored at No. 2 Wharf. Northeast aspect from No 3 Wharf. Her tragic story can be seen on the NZ National Maritime Museum's site at www.nzmaritime.co.nz/wahine.htm Digital restoration of a photograph by Gladys M. Goodall. Canterbury Heritage, a journal of the province's social history and cultural heritage.