UC’s Macmillan Brown Library and Archives New Zealand’s Christchurch Regional Office have teamed up to create an online exhibition
focussing on the lives of the Acland Family of South Canterbury. By bringing together records from both our institutions we are able show something of both the public and private lives of this well-known family.The records from Archives New Zealand relate to the business of running Mt Peel Station and the public lives of members of the Acland family. These are complemented by the archives from Macmillan Brown Library which portray their domestic and family lives. This exhibition will continue to develop over time and as we add new material we hope more connections will emerge that flesh out the story of our colonial past. Read the Acland’s story, so far.
This exhibition is just the tip of the iceberg, there are many more stories just waiting to be discovered by a researcher at UC. If you are looking for an original research topic, contact our archivist Jeff Palmer today.