How to Research the History of A House in Christchurch

How to Research the History of A House in Christchurch

Book - 2004
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This pamphlet gives a brief outline of where to look for information, and what can be found. The history of a house is not just about the building itself. People bought the land, built the house, and lived in it, influencing its shape and structure by their activities. Usually there are no pre-existing written histories, so active investigation using a variety of resources is needed. Although this information is specifically for Christchurch houses, the principles can be applied to other areas.
Publisher: Christchurch [N.Z.] : Canterbury Museum, 2004.
Branch Call Number: 728.099383 SMI
Characteristics: [10] p. :,ill. ;,21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Canterbury Museum (Christchurch, N.Z.)
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 9-10).
Digitised by Christchurch City Libraries, 2004.
Authors: Smith, Jo-Anne, 1960-
Title : How to research the history of a house in Christchurch
Statement of Responsibility: [by Jo-Anne Smith]
Characteristics: [10] p. :,ill. ;,21 cm.
Summary: This pamphlet gives a brief outline of where to look for information, and what can be found. The history of a house is not just about the building itself. People bought the land, built the house, and lived in it, influencing its shape and structure by their activities. Usually there are no pre-existing written histories, so active investigation using a variety of resources is needed. Although this information is specifically for Christchurch houses, the principles can be applied to other areas.
Additional Contributors: Canterbury Museum (Christchurch, N.Z.)
ISBN: 9780908650170
0908650175
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 9-10).
Additional Form Available: Also available online.
Reproduction: Digitised by Christchurch City Libraries, 2004.
Subject Headings: Dwellings New Zealand Christchurch History Sources. Dwellings New Zealand Christchurch Research.
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This handy little pamphlet tells you where to look and what to look for regarding records about your property. It mainly focuses on Christchurch City Libraries, Land Information New Zealand (LINZ), Archives New Zealand, Christchurch City Council Urban Design and Heritage Unit and Canterbury Museu... Read More »


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