Remembering Christchurch

Remembering Christchurch

Voices From Decades Past

Book - 2015
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Remembering Christchurch captures the human heritage that survives the devastation of the Canterbury earthquakes. In evocative interviews, older citizens share their precious memories, bringing Christchurch back to life - from familiar streets, shops and churches to pubs, tearooms and dance halls; from movie theatres and pie carts in the Square to milkshakes at the Dainty Inn on High Street. There are tales of cherished homes in red-zoned suburbs such as Dallington, and of earlier trips through the tunnel to the port of Lyttelton. Woven through these stories, a social history of Christchurch emerges, exposing shifting attitudes to class, race, religion, sex and the place of women. Vivid and revealing, these rich memories create a lasting legacy for a much-loved city.
Publisher: [Auckland] :, Penguin Random House New Zealand, 2015.
Branch Call Number: 993.83 PAR
Characteristics: 256 pages :,illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour) ;,26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Baird, Rosemary


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