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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


Lyttelton Guided Historic Walks
Fri 13 Oct to Fri 20 October

1-2hr stroll around Lyttelton town centre, early stone churches, gaol site and other fascinating landmarks with an emphasis on the Gothic.

Meet at Lyttelton Information Centre, 20 Oxford Street, Lyttelton
11.00 daily. $6
Tel: Lyttelton Info Centre 328-9093

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Akaroa Civic Trust Historic Walk
Sat 14 October

A guided walking tour of historic Akaroa, with information given about the buildings, how they were built and the people who lived there.

Meet at Akaroa Museum, 71 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa
Tel: (03) 304-7733

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From Clara Buckingham, Mother, to Rewi Alley, Son
Sat 14 Oct, Sun 15 Oct, Tues 17 Oct and Thurs 19 October

A guided walk down Worcester Boulevard from the suffragette statue commemorating Kate Sheppard, Clara Buckingham and others. The walk passes the Old Boys’ High School in the Arts Centre and the Centenary Plaque in memory of Rewi Alley, before ending at the Canterbury Museum to review Rewi Alley’s stunning contribution of Chinese artifacts in the new Asian Gallery.

Meet at the suffragette statue (opposite Rydges Hotel Oxford Terrace)
Koha/Gold coin donation to the Canterbury Museum
Tel: 385-3559

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Sydenham Heritage Walks
Sat 14 Oct and Sun 15 October

Choose to go on either a guided historic tour of the Sydenham business area or the residential area. A chance to explore one of Christchurch’s oldest areas.

Meet at the Supermarket entrance inside the Spotlight Plaza and return there.
Koha/Gold coin donation

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Market Place to Victoria Square-An Illustrated Tour
Sat 14 Oct, Sun 15 Oct and Thurs 19 October

Victoria SquareA guided walk around Victoria Square, with informative commentary and photographs showing the Square’s development from the early 1850s to 2000.

Meet opposite the Oxford Hotel in Colombo Street
Sat 2pm, Sun 10.30am, Thurs 2pm
Koha/Gold coin donation
Tel: 365-8480

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Extension of Christchurch Writers’ Walkway
Sat 14 October

Twelve additional bronze plaques commemorating Canterbury’s most celebrated authors and poets will be unveiled on footpaths in appropriate parts of the central city.

Meet outside the old "Lyttelton Times" building on eastern side of Cathedral Square
2pm. Free
Tel: 332-6973

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The Crossing, Community of the Sacred Name Walk
Sun 15 October

Guided walking tour.

Meet Robbie Burns Imperial car park, corner Babadoes/St Asaph Street. 10.30am
Tel: Leisure and Parks Customer Centre 941 6840

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Quarries, Dykes and Farming Sites
Sun 15 October

Join an historic walk from Lyttelton featuring an old quarry, anti-aircraft sites, Chalmers Farm and old stone dykes, with magnificent views of the Harbour as a bonus. A DOC historic officer acts as guide. Bring a lunch, warm clothing and sturdy footwear. Average fitness required.

Meet at top end of Brenchley Road, Lyttelton
Koha/Gold coin donation
Tel: 371-3706

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"Victoriana Onwards"- Tooling and Touring
Sun 15 Oct and Wed 18 October

Guided walks tracing the history of the gardens’ notable architecture depart from the Botanic Gardens Information Centre adjacent to Botanic Gardens car park footbridge (entrance via Armagh Street gates).

Display of botanical and horticultural curios all week in information centre 10.15am-4pm

Walk Sun 15 Oct 4.30pm
Walk Wed 18 Oct 2pm
Tel: Christchurch Botanic Gardens 366-1701

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Heritage Walk-Early Maori in Christchurch
Mon 16 Oct and Thurs 19 October

The walk along the Avon River is guided by Terry Ryan, Whakapapa Ngai Tahu, and will identify early Maori sites of interest within the City. These include Tautahi’s Pa, corner of Barbadoes Street and Oxford Terrace and Puari, Market Square.

Mon 16 Oct 12
Noon Meet Barbadoes Street Bridge and walk to Hereford Street Bridge

Thurs 19 Oct 1pm
Meet Hereford Street Bridge and walk to Barbadoes Street Bridge

Numbers are limited so bookings are essential
Tel: Jenny May Christchurch City Council 371-1518

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Papanui Heritage Trail
Tues 17 Oct toThurs 19 October

A conducted walk around the historic "Village" area of Papanui from Harewood Road/Papanui Road junction to Sawyers Arms Road, Papanui Bush and St James Park.

Meet Papanui Methodist Church, lounge entrance 68 Harewood Road.
Tues 17 Oct 10am
Wed 18 Oct 2pm
Thurs 19 Oct 5.30pm

Koha/Gold coin donation
Tel: 352 1179 (mornings)

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Addington Heritage Walk
Tues 17 October

Introduction and review of historical points of interest in the area, followed by a walk to Selwyn Street cemetery, conducted by Colin Lewis. Return to St Mary’s Anglican Church, Addington, for a talk on its heritage from Jane Teal. Evening finishes with a cup of tea and a bun.

Meet at St Mary’s Anglican Church, Church Square, Addington
5.30pm-7.15pm Free
Tel: 379-5652

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Halswell Quarry Park-Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow
Wed 18 October

After an introductory talk about the 58 hectare Park’s history, the Rangers will conduct a walk around the Canterbury Anniversary and Sister City plantings, plus the Quarry, Patterson House and the new Visitor Centre

Meet at the Visitor Centre Halswell Quarry Park, Kennedy’s Bush Road Halswell

Koha/Gold coin donation
Tel: John on 322-4027

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Old English Style: England Bros. Heritage homes Walk
Thurs 19 October

Guided walking tour.
Meet at 52 Innes Road Papanui
Tel: Leisure and Parks Customer Centre 372-2840

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Waltham Heritage Walk and Display
Fri 20 October

A guided walking tour of historic places of interest in Waltham.
Meet at Waltham Primary School hall corner of Waltham Road and Hastings Street. Transport will be available for those unable to walk. Return to school hall for refreshments and display of memorabilia and historic photographs.

10.30am to 12.30pm approx
Tel: Waltham Community Cottage 365-2123

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Character City Landmarks Walk
Fri 20 October

Take a guided stroll through the Central City and see some of the great monuments to our founding fathers, and others who have helped shape our city, while hearing the history behind them.

Meet by the Bowker Fountain in Victoria Square - look for the orange flag
Tel: City Council Call Centre 941 6840


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