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Carter Group Heritage Week - 13 to 20 October 2000

Carter Group Heritage Week 2000 | Heritage Week at a glance | Lectures & Seminars
Tours & Open Days | Walks | Exhibitions & Displays | Other Events

Lectures and Seminars

Judith Tizard, guest speakerCarter Group Heritage Week Opening
Fri 13 October

Christchurch Mayor Garry Moore speaks about the significance of heritage retention in Central City revitalisation then welcomes the Honorable Judith Tizard, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage.

Her formal address will focus on the Government’s priorities in protecting our most significant historic buildings and places. Guests then move through to the Bellamy’s wing for refreshments.

Stone Chamber, Provincial Council Buildings,
Corner of Durham and Gloucester Streets

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One Day Seminar: Taking the Past into the Future
Sat 14 October
  • 8.30am Coffee
  • 9.00am Opening by Cr Anna Crighton who chairs the morning session.
  • 9.10am Christchurch Central MP Tim Barnett: The Politics of Heritage.
  • 9.45am Elizabeth Kerr, Chief Executive, NZ Historic Places Trust: Our Heritage Places: Valued, Respected, Preserved. The Vision of the NZ Historic Places Trust Pouhere Taonga.
  • 10.20am Morning tea
  • 10.30am Jonathon Mane-Wheoki, Senior Lecturer in Art History, University of Canterbury: The Church at the Heart of Canterbury: Post Colonial and Millennial Perspectives.
  • 11.05am Rhonda Thomson, Art Adviser, Maori and Cultural, Christchurch City Council: Making the Past Tangible.
  • 11.35am Professor Daryl Le Grew, Vice-Chancellor, University of Canterbury: Continuity in Change; Is There a Future for Education?
  • 12.10pm Lunch and entertainment

Afternoon Chaired by Rae Finlay, Chief Executive Officer, session Turning Point 2000

  • 1.00pm Anthony Wright, Director, Canterbury Museum: The Museum - From Haast to Who-knows-what?
  • 1.35pm Tony Preston: Director, Robert McDougall Art Gallery: From the Old Gallery to the New.
  • 2.10pm Dave Hinman, Principal Policy Analyst, Christchurch City Council: Christchurch Public Transport: From the Past into the Future.
  • 2.45pm Jean Sharfe, Researcher, Christchurch 2000 History Project: Christchurch at Home, Work and Play - Images from the Christchurch Photosearch.
  • 3.15pm Afternoon tea and entertainment

Cob Cottage at Ferrymead Historic parkSeminar held in The Cooperage Function Centre,
Ferrymead Historic Park, Ferrymead Park Drive.

Includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
$50 per person ($35 for students) Tel: 355-8899.
Seminar outline and application forms available from the Civic Offices, City Council service centres and libraries, after 27 September.

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The Shaping of Our Land
Fri 13 October

Former history teacher and professional storyteller Margaret Copland presents the true heritage stories of Sarah Stokes and Rosalia Gierschewski. Sarah escaped hard times in England in 1850 and emigrated to Papanui where there were better prospects for her family but not necessarily for her. Rosalia and her family were fleeing persecution in Poland when they met a "friendly" New Zealand agent in Hamburg in 1872 and settled in Canterbury.

Old Syd’nham Town, 454 Colombo Street
2pm. Gold coin
Tel: 381-1936

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From Rodin to Riccarton: Francis Shurrock Sculptor
Sun 15 October

Dr Mark Stocker, Senior Lecturer in Art History, University of Canterbury, presents a lecture on this major sculptor who taught in Canterbury from 1924-49. It coincides with the Shurrock exhibition in the Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Botanic Gardens, and publication of Mark Stocker’s book on Francis Shurrock. Lecture followed by visit to the exhibition.

Great Hall, The Arts Centre

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A Living Heritage - St Peter’s Church
Sun 15 Oct to Fri 20 October

A unique slice of early Canterbury history through the church’s contribution to the founding days of Canterbury and since is explored in talks and tours of the churchyard.

Anniversary service on Sunday at 9.30am. See Religion and Churches

St Peter’s Church, Church Corner, Upper Riccarton
Daily at 2pm
Also floral and historic displays and music with church open each day 10am-4pm.
Tel: 348-5653.

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Hidden Histories
Sun 15 Oct and Tues 17 Oct

Discussion on the early histories, ownership and previous locations of a group of major art works in the City’s collection.

Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Botanic Gardens
Sun 3.30pm and Tues 1pm
Tel: 372-2973

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The Curator’s House - Past and Future
Mon 16 and Tues 17 October

Talk by a panel of speakers chaired by Dr Colin Knight on the house and the people who lived in it. Also a display of photos, plans and newspaper articles portraying the building’s history.

Botanic Gardens
Tel: 358-3020

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Canterbury MuseumDocumenting Our Local and Family History at Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Ave

Twentieth Century Collection Workshops
Sat 14 Oct and Sun 15 October
9am, 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3.30pm both days

Workshops to assist the public in preparing collection items for the Documentary Research Centre’s Twentieth Century Collection.

The collection project complements two undertaken in 1900 and 1950, when the reminiscences of local people were collected to add information to the Centre’s history files.

Free, donation/koha accepted
Bookings essential. Tel: 366-5000

Series of education programmes
Mon 16 to Fri 20 October

Schools invited to book for a range of programmes including:

  • Iwi Tawhito Whenua Hou - Ancient people, new land
  • Nga Taonga Tuku Iho o Nga Tupuna - Treasures handed down to us by our ancestors
  • Whalers - Heroes or Villains
  • Two Christchurch Streets - Business as Usual.

Fee for some programmes.
Tel: Canterbury Museum 366-5000

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Central City Heritage Forum
Mon 16 October

A workshop to discuss the issues in retaining and reusing heritage buildings in the Central City. Why is this important, what are the problems, what should be done to assist and what should be included in the proposed Central City strategy?

Stone Chamber, Provincial Council Buildings,
corner of Durham and Gloucester Streets
1-4pm. Free
Tel: 371-1804

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Newspapers Our Constant Companions - Past, Present and Future
Mon 16 October

Mike Fletcher, Managing Editor of the Christchurch Star, traces the evolution of City newspapers, from the Lyttelton Times, 1851, to the Christchurch Star. Also a display of memorable front pages and photographs.

Warners Hotel, Cathedral Square
Tel: 332-3254

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History of the Avon River
Tues 17 October

Interesting history of the Avon River, including many visual images, presented by researcher Daniel Rae.

Council Chamber, Ground Floor,
Christchurch City Council Offices, 163-173 Tuam St
Tel: 371-1748

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Buildings for Art and the Art of Building
Tues 17 October

Artists impression of the new Christchurch City Art GalleryDr Ian Lochhead, Associate Professor in Art History, University of Canterbury, examines the development of the art museum as a building type, looking especially at the evolution of Christchurch’s art galleries from the first Canterbury Society of Arts Gallery of 1891 to the design of the new Christchurch City Art Gallery.

Stone Chamber, Provincial Council Buildings,
Corner of Durham and Gloucester Streets

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Where the Avon Meets Hagley Park
Wed 18 October

Mrs Frieda Looser speaks about the early residents of Fendalton and Lower Riccarton, based on research for her MA thesis and forthcoming book on the history of Fendalton.

Stone Chamber, Provincial Council Buildings,
Corner of Durham and Gloucester Streets
12.00-1pm. Free

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Know the Inner City’s Heritage Buildings
Tues 17 October

Acquaint yourself with some of the Inner City’s lesser known architectural treasures including homes that define the area’s character. Photographic exhibition, interesting speakers, light refreshments. Arranged by the WEA and Inner City West Neighbourhood.

Timber Chamber, Provincial Council Buildings,
Corner of Durham and Gloucester Streets
7pm. $5, advance booking recommended.
Tel: 366-0285 or 365-1026

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Caring For the Built Heritage
Thurs 19 October

Ian Hill from the Department of Conservation presents an illustrated talk on the care and restoration of an amazing range of historic buildings and structures across Canterbury, on land administered by DoC.

WEA Centre, 59 Gloucester Street
Cost $3.50
Bookings recommended
Tel: 366-0285

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From Market Place to Victoria Square
Thurs 19 October

Dr Geoffrey Rice, author of Christchurch Changing, An Illustrated History, traces the changing uses and buildings of this central city space, using photographs from the Canterbury Museum’s pictorial collection.

Stone Chamber, Provincial Council Buildings,
Corner of Durham and Gloucester Streets

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Christchurch and Canterbury Environmental Histories
Fri 20 October

Dr Eric Pawson, head of the Geography Department at the University of Canterbury, enlarges on the themes raised in his chapter in Southern Capital: Christchurch: Towards a City Biography, published by Canterbury University Press.

Stone Chamber, Provincial Council Buildings,
Corner of Durham and Gloucester Streets

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