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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

Tours and Open Days

Spirited Cemetery Tours Sponsored by Decra Art

Stories of murder, mistresses and mysterious deaths are revealed by local historian and genealogist Richard Greenaway as he guides tours of six historic Christchurch cemeteries.

Barbadoes Street, Linwood, Addington, Burwood, Waimairi, and Avonside. Visits last 2-3 hours and pamphlets can be purchased on each cemetery for a small fee. Tel: 379-6914

Barbadoes Street Cemetery
Fri 13 October

Meet on the western side of the cemetery nearest the City.
6pm . Free

Linwood Cemetery
Sat 14 October

Meet at Bromley Park, corner of Buckleys Road and Butterfield Avenue for a sausage sizzle organised by Burwood Anglican Church, and then the tour.

11 .30 am for sausage sizzle, tour starts at 12.00 noon
Free, but payment required for sausage sizzle.

Addington Cemetery
Sun 15 October

Meet on the left hand side of Selwyn Street as one turns off Moorhouse Avenue.
2pm. Free

Burwood Anglican Cemetery
Tues 17 October

Meet at All Saints Anglican Church, 305 New Brighton Road, for a sausage sizzle organised by the church, and then the tour.
6pm for sausage sizzle, tour starts 6.30pm
Free, but payment required for sausage sizzle.

Waimairi Cemetery
Wed 18 October

Meet outside cemetery near the Elim Church, 193 Grahams Road, Burnside.
6pm for sausage sizzle, tour starts 6.30pm
Free, but payment required for sausage sizzle.

Avonside Parish Cemetery
Fri 20 October

Meet at Holy Trinity Anglican Church,
Lychgate Close, off Stanmore Road, Linwood
6pm. Free

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Lyttelton Historic Pub Tour
Mon 16, Tues 17 and Wed 18 October

Visit each of the historic pubs in Lyttelton: The Mitre (1849), Royal, Lyttelton and British etc. Spend half an hour in each to soak up the atmosphere and listen to some stories. (Open only to people old enough to enter licensed premises).

Meet at the Mitre Tavern, corner of Canterbury Street and Norwich Quay
6pm - 8.30pm approx
Tel: Lyttelton Information Centre 328-9093

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Lyttelton Timeball Station Visit
Fri 13 Oct to Fri 20 October

The stone castle-like Lyttelton Timeball Station was built in 1876 by William Brassington to a design by Thomas Cane. This rare Victorian Timeball Station is the only one in New Zealand, and one of the few left in the world. Experience stunning port views and hear about the history, functions and mechanisms of the building. The Timeball will operate at 1pm daily.

2 Reserve Terrace, Lyttelton
Disabled access is difficult
10am-5pm daily
Koha/Gold coin donation
Tel: 328-7311

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Lyttelton Masonic Lodge Tours
Fri 13 Oct to Fri 20 October

The Unanimity Masonic Lodge (Lyttelton) was founded on Oct 27 1851. The main building was designed by B W Mountfort in 1863, and the refectory was designed by C W Mountfort. Lodge members will be on duty to explain the building’s rich history.

Corner of Sumner Road and St David’s Street, Lyttelton
10.30am-3.30pm daily
Tel: 328-8442 or Lyttelton Information Centre 328-9093

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Ripapa Island History Tour
Fri 13 Oct, Sun 15 Oct, Tues 17 Oct, Wed 18 Oct and Fri 20 Oct

Launch ride to historic Ripapa Island and guided tour of Victorian Fort Jervois and the remaining Armstrong disappearing guns from last century.

B Jetty, Lyttelton (over Oxford St overbridge off Norwich Quay)
12 noon - 2.45pm (approx)
$15 Adults $6 Children Under 5s free (Family Pass - 2 adults and up to 4 children $36)
Bookings essential
Tel: Lyttelton Information Centre 328-9093

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Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Tours
Fri 13 Oct, Mon 16 Oct, Wed 18 Oct

Cathedral of the Blessed SacramentGuided tours of the Cathedral

See also Music and Dancing

122 Barbados Street
Fri/Mon 2pm
Wed 1.30pm
Koha/Gold coin donation towards under-floor heating
Tel: 377-5610

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Homes Ancient & Modern: Bus tour of a 150 years of Christchurch Houses
Sat 14 October

The Historic Places Trust and Vintage Homes Restorers’ Group takes a guided bus tour of a range of dwellings which illustrate the evolution of domestic architecture in Christchurch.

Pick up/drop off point Rydges Hotel Worcester Street
9am (report 8.45) to 5.00pm (approx). Bring your own cut lunch and drinks.
$15 per person (bookings and pre-payment essential)
Tel: Historic Places Trust 365-2897 to book

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Cracroft Caverns Guided Tours
Sat 14 Oct, Sun 15 Oct, Mon 16 October

Guided tours of the huge underground military headquarters built during World War Two as a nerve centre for South Island defence operations. Places are limited so book now. Parking on Cashmere Hills Road, access sign posted through the grounds of Princess Margaret Hospital

First Tour 9am-Last Tour 4.00pm each day
$2.50 Adults $1.50 Children Pre-school free (no children under 3 years)
Bookings-Tel: 372-2840 (City Council Call Centre 8.00am - 5pm week days)

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St Michael & All Angels Anglican Church
Fri 13 Oct to Fri 20 October

Conducted tours of one of New Zealand’s finest examples of a Gothic church built in timber.
Corner of Oxford Terrace and Durham Street
10am to 4pm
Tel: 379-5236

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Ngaio Marsh House Guided Tour
Sat 14 Oct, Sun 15 Oct, Thurs 19 October

Discover Dame Ngaio at home. Gain a captivating insight into the life of a remarkable woman - world renowned crime writer, distinguished painter and eminent theatre director.

Sherwood Lane, second turn left off Valley Road, Cashmere
10.30am and 2.30pm Sat and Sun, 2.30 pm only Thurs
(other times by arrangement for groups)
$8 per person
Tel: 337-9248 (bookings essential)

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Deans Of Homebush
Sat 14 Oct/Sun 15 October

Visit the historic stables and the Deans Family Museum to see the operable pieces working, such as the 1863 water turbine. Talk on the history of the Deans family and rural Canterbury, plus a guided tour around the 8 acre garden. Visit the Craft shop or lunch in the restaurant

Homebush, Homebush Road, Darfield RD1
Turn left west of Darfield along the Scenic Inland Route 77.
$5 entry
Tel:03 318-2785 (answer phone)

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Yaldhurst Heritage Trail

St Lukes Church Yaldhurst
Sat 14 Oct/Sun 15 October

Built in 1893 and extended 1994, visit this church to learn of its history. Participate in worship 9.30 am Sunday 15 Oct.

Sat 14 Oct 11am-4pm
Sun 15 Oct 9.30am-4pm

Yaldhurst Local Store
Sat 14 Oct/Sun 15 October

Original building erected in 1879. Photos of historic Yaldhurst area in store window.
West Coast Road (next to Yaldhurst Hotel). Use hotel car park. 11am_4pm

Yaldhurst Cemetery
Sat 14 Oct/Sun 15 October

Remembering those who have come before us.
11.00 am-4pm. Free

Tiptree Cottage
Sat 14 Oct/Sun 15 October

Built in 1862 by William Savill, Tiptree Cottage is an excellent example of a restored colonial cob dwelling.

Tiptree Cottage, Savills Road off Pound Road behind Christchurch Airport, Yaldhurst. (Sign posted from Pound Road.)
11am- 4pm
$3 adult, accompanied children free
Tel: 322- 4444

Yaldhurst Museum of Transport and Science
Fri 13 to Fri 20 October

See over 100 vehicles from horse and buggy to classic cars. Enter Yaldhurst School built in 1876, also view Dudley House built in the same year. Printing demonstration daily, 10am to 2pm. Penny arcade open.

Museum, first turn right past Yaldhurst Hotel.
Adults $7, children $3. Discount available to groups of 10 or more.
Tel: 342-7914

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St John of God Chapel Open Day
Sat 14 Oct/Sun 15 October

View historic Stained glass windows, newly landscaped gardens and the chapel in its new freestanding form. Devonshire teas available, craft and produce stalls.

Nash Road Halswell
$2 entry (no charge for children under 12 years)

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Richmond Historic Double Decker Bus Rides
Sat 14 October

These half hour tours of the Richmond area depart from the Village Green opposite the New World Supermarket.

Corner London Street and Stanmore Road
1pm-4pm (bus departs approximately every half hour)
Koha/Gold coin donation

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Orton Bradley Park Tours
Sun 15 October

Enjoy a tour of the Shepherd’s Cottage built in 1846. See the Chateau (a replica of the 1860 homestead), the working water wheel and learn about the history of the Orton Bradley family. Picnic areas and walkways open.

Orton Bradley Park at Charteris Bay
30 minutes drive from Christchurch on the main road to Diamond Harbour.
Adults $2 Children $1
Tel: 329-4730 or 025 242-9300 for tours

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Strowan at St Andrews
Sun 15 October

Tour of historic Strowan House at St Andrews College including the School Museum and the School Chapel. View the new technology centre and travel from the past into the future.

St Andrews College, 347 Papanui Road
Tel: 355-0121

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Theatre Royal Open Day
Sun 15 October

A chance to explore this ornate French Renaissance-style theatre, designed by Alfred and Sydney Luttrell, and opened in 1908. Friends of the Theatre will take guided tours from top to bottom for a look behind the scenes. Tea and coffee available.

145 Gloucester Street
Adults $3.00 Children free
Please do not phone the Theatre

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The Malthouse Open Day
Sun 15 October

This historic commercial building (one of the few left in South Christchurch) will be open to allow visitors to see both its past, as well as its current use as the home of Canterbury Children’s theatre.

71 Colombo Street
Koha/Gold coin donation
Tel: 332-3271

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Chokebore LodgeChokebore Lodge Open Day
Sun 15 October

A rare colonial survivor, Chokebore remains not only as a significant part of our architectural heritage, but it also tells the story of our local long-standing interest and passion in horse racing. It has recently undergone initial restoration work in a staged conservation programme.

Chokebore Lodge, 148 Racecourse Road, Yaldhurst

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Taking the Past into the Future at Rehua Marae
Sun 15 October

Tour and talk on the history of the marae, starting at the meeting house each half hour.

79 Springfield Road, St Albans

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Wesley Lodge Tour and Talk
Sun 15 October

Dr Ruth Helms will lead a tour of the McKellar and Fleming Houses by Hurst Seager and Cecil Wood.

1 Park Terrace (corner Park Terrace/Bealey Avenue)
Koha/Gold coin donation
Tel: 355-5691 or 328 7766

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Styx River Bus Tour: A Look at the Past and a Vision for the Future
Sun 15 October

Journeying from the source of the Styx River to where it enters the sea. At various points en-route there will be the opportunity for short guided walks accompanied by experts who will expand on various aspects and answer questions. Fact Sheets, itinerary, plus afternoon tea provided.

Pick up/drop off point-Christchurch City Council Civic Offices 168-173 Tuam Street.
1pm (report 12.45pm)-4.30pm
$20 per person (bookings and pre-payment essential)
Tel: 342-9513

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Christchurch Cathedral Tours: Cathedral in the Square
Mon 16 Oct to Fri 20 October

Guided tours of New Zealand’s most well-known Gothic Revival Church and Christchurch’s most familiar landmark. The Cathedral was designed by noted English architect, Sir George Gilbert Scott, with the spire designed by B. W. Mountfort.

Christchurch Cathedral 100 Cathedral Square
10am daily. Free
Tel: 366-0046

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Conserving the Arts Centre
Mon 16 Oct to Fri 20 October

Join Brian Lintott, the Arts Centre Heritage Curator, on a detailed and technical tour of the Arts Centre’s conservation projects.

Meet at the Arts Centre Clock Tower, Worcester Boulevard
1.00pm-1.45pm. Free
Tel: 366-0989

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The Inside Tour of the Arts Centre
Mon 16 Oct to Fri 20 October

Bring your torch and sense of adventure to discover the inside story on the Arts Centre. To be one of the few to get the chance to visit areas of the Arts Centre that are normally closed off, you must make a booking.

Meet at the Arts Centre Clock Tower, Worcester Boulevard
6pm daily
$5 per person
Tel: 366-0989 for bookings

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