Canterbury Links

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The MacDonald Dictionary – Christchurch Museum

The G R Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biographies, presented in 1964, represents twelve years of his research and is made up of around 12,000 entries on nineteenth century Cantabrians.

 

 

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Canterbury Police Gazette

The Canterbury Police Gazette  -  publications 1869 - 1871. The gazettes contain lists of stolen items and of other crimes, warrants of arrest with descriptions of the criminals, lists of apprehensions for the month, and of discharges from the Christchurch, Timaru and Lyttelton gaols, and results from court trials.

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City of Christchurch, New Zealand yearbooks

1905-07  yearbooks which list the Mayor, councillors and officers of the Christchurch City Council and other related bodies. Includes photographs of civic amenities.

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Christ Collage (Christchurch) Old Boys

Register of  Christ Collage students starting at 1850 to current. Information includes years attended, relations who also attended, History, City of resident

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 Canterbury and Kaiapoi Native School Attendance - 1851

Akaroa, Commercial School - Christchurch, Commercial School - Lyttelton, Elementary Class & Kaiapoi Native School.

 

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Christchurch Boys High School  old boys profiles

A list of  students who are some of New Zealand's most highly regarded leaders, academics, sportsman, and community servants

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19th Century New Zealand Artists

Nineteenth century New Zealand artists: a guide and handbook by Una Platts (1908-2005)

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Early Canterbury Photography

Index and some information on early Photographers 

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Cashmere Sanatorium, 1913-1933

Two photograph albums and 70 assorted photographs of the Cashmere Sanatorium, Fresh Air School, Fresh Air Home and Coronation Hospital taken between 1913 and 1933.

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Birth,deaths and marriages New Zealand

  • You can search for:  
  • Births that occurred at least 100 years ago.
  • Stillbirths if registered at least 50 years ago.
  • Marriages that occurred at least 80 years ago.
  • Deaths that occurred at least 50 years ago or the deceased's date of birth was at least 80 years ago.

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New Zealand Presbyterian Marriage records

Register of New Zealand Presbyterian Marriages 1848 to 1935

This register contains links to New Zealand Presbyterian Marriage records up to 1935

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Varcoe's New Zealand Marriages Index

The database is designed to be used in conjunction with the microfiche Marriages Indexes published by the New Zealand Registrar-General's Office, allowing the user to match up brides with grooms (primarily using the Bride 1 and Groom 2 fields, respectively) with their folio numbers.

 

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ARCHIVES NEW ZEALAND ARCHWAY

Archive New Zealand has a searchable database  which contains references to probates, divorces, military records, government records etc

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THE CYCLOPEDIA OF NEW ZEALAND (1897-1908)

The Cyclopedia of New Zealand was published in six volumes between 1897 and 1908. Each volume deals with a region of New Zealand and includes information on local towns and districts, government departments, individuals, businesses, clubs and societies.

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PAPERS PAST

Papers Past contains more than three million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The collection covers the years 1839 to 1948 and includes 119 publications from all regions of New Zealand.

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Lost Christchurch

Social and historical narrative of the past. Story's and photos of the Christchurch's past

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The story of Christchurch, New Zealand

History of 19th century Christchurch . Published in 1916

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Guide to Christchurch and picturesque Canterbury

A book published in 1923 about Christchurch including photos

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Canterbury Men

New Zealand Military
South Africa - 1899 - 1902
Biographical notes on men of the Canterbury Troop for South Africa - 1900

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1860 Militia

Alphabetical list of all Persons, between the ages of 18 and 60 years, residing within 15 miles from the Land Office, at Christchurch, and liable to serve as Militiamen for the year 1860-61.

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Canterbury Old and New

A history of Canterbury from Maori settlement to the arrival of Paheha pioneers with the Canterbury Settlement. Describes plants and animals of the province. 1850 - 1900

Christchurch street and place names

This resource aims to give the origins of Christchurch street and place names.

History of Kaiapoi Street Names

Kaiapoi Street Names including The Pines and Kairaki Beach

History of Rangiora Street Names

Origins of Rangiora and Southbrook Street Names.

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Passenger Lists to Lyttelton (Canterbury)

Some Ship Passenger lists to Lyttelton from early 1852 - 1925

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Into Lyttlelton

Some ship online Passenger lists into Lyttleton and other ports from 1855 - 1870

 

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New Zealand Yesteryears

With 942 Ships,
250 ship photographs,
2434 Passenger Lists,
34 Shipboard diaries,

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New Zealand Bound

Passenger Lists for ships into New Zealand. Listed in Port and arrival year.

  

  

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 Passenger lists for South Canterbury arrivals 

Passenger lists to Lyttelton and Timaru

 

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Methodist Newspapers

Church Papers Online is a collection of church newspapers and other serial publications.

Christchurch Press

Death Notices and Celebrations

 

The New Zealand Herald

Deaths   -   Acknowledgements   -   In Memoriam