Category Archives: Image of the Week

Image of the week: 24 – 30 April

ANZAC Day 25 April

As we commemorate ANZAC day this year, the University of Canterbury Students’ Association welcomes everyone to the ANZAC Day Service at 10am on Tuesday 25 April.

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Image credit: Pascoe, Paul, 1928, The Returned Soldiers procession, ANZAC Day Parade, Christchurch, 1928, Bishop Julius Hall Association of Ex-Students records (MB444, Ref 15785). Macmillan Brown Library, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Details from Insiders, the UC student blog: https://blogs.canterbury.ac.nz/insiders/2017/04/07/anzac-day-service-on-campus/

All are welcome to attend. This is an important occasion and an opportunity for students, staff and the wider community to come together.

The Service will take place on the Quad between the Matariki and Puaka-James Hight Buildings at 10am on Ilam Campus. Free parking is available in the Science car park off Ilam Road (excluding reserved parking spaces). In the event of wet weather, the service will be held in the Undercroft.

  • Te Akatoki will open the service with a Mihi/Karakia.
  • UCSA Vice-President Emily Barker will emcee.
  • The Christchurch Youth Choir will perform.
  • There will be addresses from representatives of the RSA, the NZDF, the UC Chaplain, and UC Chancellor Dr John Wood.

“We will remember them”

Image of the week: 3rd – 9th April

April 1st was the anniversary of New Zealand’s international airline, Tasman Empire Airways Limited (TEAL), becoming Air New Zealand.

This photograph is from the collection of Noreen Penny who was a missionary in the 1950’s-60’s and documented her time raising four daughters in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea.

Although this image is undated, presumably Penny’s flight on this ZK-TEC. TEAL Jet Prop – ‘Akaroa’ was prior to it’s crash at Whenuapai Airport in March 1965.

Noreen Penny (photographer), 1960s. Slide 0522, Noreen Penny Collection (MB1867, 148272). Macmillan Brown Library, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Noreen Penny (photographer), 1960s. Slide 0522, Noreen Penny Collection (MB1867, 148272). Macmillan Brown Library, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Item reference: Noreen Penny (photographer), 1960s. Slide 0522, Noreen Penny Collection (MB1867, 148272). Macmillan Brown Library, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Image of the week: 27th March – 2nd April

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.

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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.

 

 

Image of the week: 20 – 26 March

Dogs in the Library today! Feeling stressed? We have a puppy for that. Come and play with some adorable dogs!

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Reference: Taylor, T. E., n.d., The Black Family, L Walker Collection (MB 1456, Ref 3329). Macmillan Brown Library. Christchurch, New Zealand.

Where:
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

Image of the week: 27 February – 05 March

Yee-hah!

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!

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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

Image of the week: 20 February – 26 February

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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.

Image Credit:

Plate 0282 – Sign of the Kiwi, n.d., Noel Habgood photographs (MB1276, Ref 147704). Macmillan Brown Library, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Image of the week: 5 December – 11 December

Not long now until carol singing begins!

These festive felines are rehearsing their best, but I’m guessing this lot’s cat-erwauling isn’t very peaceful, holy nor inspiring of Christmas joy…

(See what I did there? Prizes for the best puss pun! Actually yeah nah, there’s no prizes… but have fun commenting anyway!)

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Image credit: Unknown photographer, n.d., Cartoon cat orchestra, Canterbury Mountaineering Club records (MB1667, 25720). Macmillan Brown Library, Christchurch, New Zealand

Image of the week: 21 – 27 November

Discovering De Jong: A scholarly legacy, asset, and resource.

This image shows a small section of an 18th century Sanskrit scroll (MB680, 79195) held in the Macmillan Brown archive collection which may be of interest to researchers visiting for the DeJongSymposium-Schedule on Wednesday and Thursday this week.  The De Jong Collection, estimated to consist of approximately 12,000 items, is held in the Library’s Rare Books, Archives and general collections.  We will have a tiny sample on display at Macmillan Brown Library this Thursday morning.

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