Did you check out the New Brighton Duke Festival over the weekend? It’s the biggest Surf Festival in NZ!
If you did, you might have seen the replica of Duke Kahanamoku’s surfboard that was installed here in 2015 – based on the one in this photo.
Duke Kahanamoku was born 24th of August 1890 in Hawaii, he was a world renowned surfer, an Olympic medallist and also starred in several films over his lifetime.
Image credit: Duke Kahanamoku – the champion swimmer of the world, n .d., John Macmillan Brown collection (MB118, Ref 13795). Macmillan Brown Library, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Dogs in the Library today! Feeling stressed? We have a puppy for that. Come and play with some adorable dogs!
Reference: Taylor, T. E., n.d., The Black Family, L Walker Collection (MB 1456, Ref 3329). Macmillan Brown Library. Christchurch, New Zealand.
Education 12:00pm – 12:20pm
Central 12:40pm – 1:00pm
Grass out back of Macmillan Brown 1:15pm – 1:35pm
EPS 1:45pm – 2:10pm
Noticing the leaves change colour to fiery red, orange and bronze as we slip into autumn?
Thousands of new images from the Macmillan Brown photograph archive have been put online recently and are accessible via the Kā Kohika image search portal.
Featured here is such an image by photographer Noel Habgood.
Image Credit: Habgood, N., n.d., Plate 336 – autumn trees, Noel Habgood photographs (MB237, Ref 146693). Macmillan Brown Library, Christchurch, New Zealand
Wouldn’t it be great if Orientation didn’t have to end? If amidst the assignments and course readings you could take a break to cuddle a puppy, play some video games or race around campus to avoid being infected… wait, what?!
The mid-semester blues are real, but don’t worry, the library gets it. We get it so much in fact that March 20th – 24th we are bringing you not one, but FIVE, amazing events as we present to you the very first Week of the Geek!
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Monday 20 March: Puppy Love – Release the Hounds
Missing your dogs from home?
University life starting to stress you out?
We have a puppy for that!
Lovable dogs will be touring all the libraries, so there are plenty of cuddles to go around.
Grass behind Macmillan Brown: 1:15pm-1:35pm
Tuesday 21 March: Finders Keepers – Around the Campus in 80 Minutes
Explore the back roads and bright lights of Ilam campus with our campus-wide international treasure hunt. Grab a group, or make some new friends by signing up by yourself here.
Prizes for the fastest and best dressed team!
Where: Meet on Central Library steps at 1pm
Wednesday 22 March: OMGFandom! All the feels
We have the movies, we have the snacks, and all we need are people to come along and geek-out with us! Along with the UC Film club and Anime Soc, the library will be showing Star Trek (J.J. Abrams, 2009) and Ghost in the Shell (Mamoru Oshii, 1995). Whatever you geek out over come along to meet people who share your fandom.
Where: Level 2 of Central Library
Thursday 23 March: Games Unite – Cards and Controllers
Whether you’re a video game person or like to chill out with a board game we have it all. Library staff, UC Gaming Guild and SAGA will be on hand to show you the ropes, so come along to play a favorite or try something new!
Where: Level 2 of Central Library
Friday 24 March: Brain Food: Dine or Dash
Come and join us for a race across campus like no other, as you fight for survival.
Sign up here!
Where: Meet on Central Library steps at 1pm
Looking forward to Autumn in Christchurch…
Chilton, C., Stretch of Avon River, Christchurch in autumn – St Michael’s Church bell tower, left, n.d., Charles Chilton photographs (MB1051, Ref 16906).
Macmillan Brown Library, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Library Book Giveaway
Withdrawn Library books will be available for you to take home.
Friday 3 March, Level 3 Central Library 12.15 -2.30 pm
Please bring your own bags.
There are a mixture of subjects covered:
- French Literature (PQ)
- 19th C English Literature
- History of Asia (DS)
- History of Africa (DT)
- History of Oceanian (DU)
- Visual Arts (N)
- Biological Sciences
- and other miscellaneous items
This plucky young lad looks excited to try his hand at the classic Kiwi kid pastime of sheep-riding. Although someone should’ve told him they said “sheep” not “ship” by the looks of his sailor suit!
Image credit: Howitt, Gordon, n.d., Moonlight centennial, boy on sheep, The Gordon Howitt West Coast Historic Photograph Collection, (MB1072, 11297). Macmillan Brown Library, Christchurch, New Zealand
The Sign of the Kiwi, and its Café was restored to its former glory and opened for business recently. It was built as a tearoom and a rest house by Harry Ell in 1916. He was once the Christchurch City Councillor and has this wonderful vision that all parts of Port Hills should be accessible by public.
This iconic landmark was designed by Samuel Hurst Seager. He was renowned for his work as a town planner and well respected on the lighting in arts galleries.
Macmillan Brown Library holds some of his architectural drawings, manuscripts and published materials.
Plate 0282 – Sign of the Kiwi, n.d., Noel Habgood photographs (MB1276, Ref 147704). Macmillan Brown Library, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Time to get in one last week of beachy goodness before the start of Semester One!
Image Credit: Nicholls family at New Brighton beach, 1935, Ken Nicholls Collection (MB1455, Ref 4002). Macmillan Brown Library, Christchurch, New Zealand.
It is back to school with hands on work experience!
Mairehau High School Pupils on Work Experience n .d . Canterbury Frozen Meat Company records (MB1660, Ref 726). Macmillan Brown Library, Christchurch, New Zealand.
All UC libraries will be closed Monday, 6th February for Waitangi Day. We reopen Tuesday, 7th February.
Cricket season is in full swing. Who thought New Zealand would beat both Bangladesh and the weather in the Christchurch test?
Sport – Cricket, Opening of Sheldon Park, n.d., Canterbury Frozen Meat Company records (MB 1660, Ref 409). Macmillan Brown Library, Christchurch, New Zealand
The interloans request form is currently unavailable due to technical problems. Our vendors are working on fixing the problem but we have no ETA on this as yet.
Please contact DDI 369 3000, internal extn 93908 or firstname.lastname@example.org for any interloan queries.
Fingers crossed for some hot sunny days to get that one last dip in the pool before semester one starts.
Image Credit: Swimming sports, Term 1, 1935, Amberley House. Pauline Knights, standing left: Margaret Malden in blazer, 1935. Bishop Julius Hall Association of Ex-Students records (MB444, Ref 15772). Macmillan Brown Library, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Moving Image Works
Date: 23 January to 3rd February 2017
Location: Matariki Gallery, Matariki Building
Still image from Toothfish by Oliver Dawe, UC-MBL-2549
This exhibition curated by Lydia Baxendell makes available four works utilising the moving image as media by recent UC graduates and SELECT Award recipients Barry/Holly, Oliver Dawe, Makoto Takuoka and Clara Wells. Media ranges from short film, scratch-film-style animation, datamoshed and glitched found footage and stop-motion animation.
Melancholic, comedic, unsettling and confusing these works explore themes of social, political, visual and emotional unrest.
16 January 1941 saw the foundation of the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force so in celebration of women and planes here is Mrs Cowie’s party by plane!
Lyson, M.C., n.d. Mrs Cowie party by plane, A.C. Graham Photographs (MB1065, Ref19200). Macmillan Brown Library, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Welcome back to UC! How did you all travel in today? Whether you came to UC by car, bike, bus, train or tram (if only!), on foot or some other way we hope you arrived safely and are happy to be here getting back to work or study!
Plate 0105, Albert Leslie Emerson photographs (M1116, 150437). Macmillan Brown Library, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Happy New Year…friends and kai, the way to start 2017!
Group of men and women – outdoor scene, n.d., Canterbury Mountaineering Club records (MB1372, Ref 141927). Macmillan Brown Library, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Tonight (Monday 2nd) the Catalogue will be unavailable for about 90 minutes from 8 pm. This is to allow us to do some maintenance on the underlying database and we apologize for any inconvenience.
Due to scheduled maintenance full text links to UC library subscribed electronic resources via Multisearch, Journals page, and Google Scholar may be unavailable from 2-3pm Friday 30th December.
For the next few days (because of an index rebuilding process) the “begins with” or alphabetical searches will not return a full set of results. In some cases there will be no results.
The keyword indexes will work as normal.
Level 4 of the Central library is now available without restriction.
From 11 January 2017 further moving of the collection will be carried out so there will be some disruption to you if you wish to work on this level.
The call range for Level 4 is now PA 6475 – Z.
However, English Literature PR2358.L6830 – PS 490.H531 books have been temporarily moved to Level 7. They will eventually be moved back to Level 4. Please check the library catalogue for the current location of books.
Have a wonderful holiday!
Image credit: Slide 136 – Water scene, n.d., Robin Mitchell photographs (MB1083, Ref 143289). Macmillan Brown Library, Christchurch, New Zealand.
All Libraries will close at 4pm Thursday 22nd December for the Christmas Break.
All Libraries except for Macmillan Brown will reopen at 8:30am Wednesday 4 January. Macmillan Brown will reopen at 8:30am Monday 9 January.
We hope you all have a great holiday and Happy New Year.
The Library would like to congratulate all UC graduates graduating this week. We hope you all take pride in your accomplishment and enjoy this celebration of your hard work.
Image Credit: Graduation, Bishop Julius Hostel, 1953. Bishop Julius Hall Association of Ex-Students records (MB444, Ref15948). Macmillan Brown Library, Christchurch, New Zealand.