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Carter Group Heritage Week  
18-25 October 2002  
Welcome | Programme of events | Heritage features  

Saturday 19 October 2002

Historic Buildings of Sumner & Redcliffs
Time: 1pm-4pm
A display of photos & paintings of historic buildings in Sumner & Redcliffs. Phone 384 1159. Free
Venue: Sumner Museum, Cnr of Wakefield Ave & Nayland Street
Contact: Sumner Redcliffs Historical Society Inc

Christchurch Tramway Inner City Tour
Time: 9am-6pm
A quality inner city tour experience combining the heritage of trams, attractions and historic buildings with the culture of the Garden City.   Phone 366 7830. Cost $10 per person, children under 15 free.
Venue: City Tram Circuit
Contact: Christchurch Tramway Ltd

Unanimity Masonic Lodge, Lyttelton Lodge
Time: 10am-4pm
Tour of Historic Lodge Building designed by Benjamin Mountfort. Phone Lyttelton Information Centre 328 9093. Free
Venue: Unanimity Masonic Lodge, corner Sumner Road/ St David Street, Lyttelton

Wood, Stone, Iron & Glass
Time: All Day
Demonstrations of manual craft skills, traditionally used in the construction and decoration of buildings that can be applied in today’s homes and buildings. See woodwork, stone carving, wrought iron work and stained glass making in a Victorian setting. Suitable for all ages.  Phone 363 2836. Gold coin donation.
Venue: The Great Hall, The Arts Centre of Christchurch

75th Celebration  - Nurses Memorial Chapel
Time: 1pm-4pm
October 23 1915 H.M.T.S “Marquette” was sunk in the Aegean Sea, ten New Zealand nurses lost their lives.  In 1927 the Nurses Memorial Chapel was completed. The boutique museum will display memorabilia, including a video of the Chapel’s history over 75 years. Phone 338 1657. Free
Venue: Nurses Memorial Chapel, beside Christchurch Hospital, Riccarton Ave
Contact: Friends of the Nurses Memorial Chapel

Christchurch College of Education 125th Jubilee Art Exhibition
An exhibition celebrating the contribution made by artists who have worked as art educators in Canterbury – featuring some of New Zealand’s most significant contemporary artists and accompanied by an exhibition catalogue. Phone 366 7261. Entry by donation.
The Centre of Contemporary Art, 66 Gloucester Street

Lonsdale House Clock & Art Museum
An exhibition of rare antique clocks, works of art,  Maori portraits, militaria. Guided tours available.  Museum is situated in an old Convent, built in 1905, the Chapel was built later.  Lovely grounds and garden. Adults $4, children 50c, students $1, senior citizens $3, family of 4 $10.  Phone 388 3388.
Venue: Lonsdale House, is combined with Pier Lodge Bed & Breakfast, 97 Lonsdale Street, New Brighton

Tiptree Cob Cottage
Time: 11am-4pm
A chance to visit an historic furnished restored cob dwelling.  Built in 1862 by William Savill, Tiptree Cottage is an excellent example of a colonial dwelling constructed using one of the most fascinating vernacular building practices settlers brought with them from Britain.   Phone 342 7042. $3 per person, children accompined by an adult are free.
Venue: Tiptree Cottage, Savills Road off Pound Road, behind Christchurch Airport, Yaldhurst. (Sign posted from Pound Road)
Contact: Gregg Family

Spirited Cemetery Tours
Time: 12pm
Tours of cemeteries in Christchurch with stops at the burial sites of people about whose lives an interesting tale can be told.  Tours start with a sausage sizzle.  Come warmly clothed, with strong shoes.  Sponsored by Decra Art Monumental Masons. Phone Christchurch City Libraries 941 7923.  Free
Venue: Heathcote Cemetery, Rutherford Street, Woolston
Contact: Richard Greenaway, Christchurch City Libraries

The Ins and Outs of Inner City Buildings
An illustrated walking tour (approximately 2 hours) featuring unusual windows, doorways, and chimneys of inner city heritage buildings.  Phone 365 8480 for Bookings. Gold coin donation.
Venue: Christchurch Personal Guiding Service Inc, Inner City. Meet at walking guides kiosk in Cathedral Square near the BNZ
Contact: Christchurch Personal Guiding Service Inc

Canterbury Brewery Heritage Tour
Time: 11am
A one hour guided tour through the Canterbury Brewery Museum showing the history of beer making dating back to 6000 B C. Experience the brewing process at close quarters and savour the wonderful aromas in the brew tower where beer is batch brewed in huge traditional copper vessels. Finish the tour with a tasting session involving three different beers, accompanied by finger food – a special beer matching with food experience, surrounded by historic displays. Booking essential phone 379 4940.  Cost: adult $18, child $10, senior citizen $15 and family $45.
Venue: Canterbury Brewery Heritage Centre, 36 St Asaph St
Contact: Canterbury Brewery

Cuningham- Confessions of a Conservatory
Time: All Day
Call into the Botanic Gardens Information centre to begin the “inside” story of Cuningham House Conservatory. Then follow the map that will unravel the hidden treasures of our visual jungle. Phone 941 6841. Free
Venue: Botanic Gardens Information Centre
Contact: Christchurch City Council, Botanic Gardens

Ripapa Island Guided Tours
Time: 1.30pm-4pm
Explore and enjoy good family fun. A fully guided tour of Ripapa Island, rich in Maori, early European and war time history. Tour includes a leisurely cruise to and from Ripapa Island – total excursion being approximately 2 hours. Phone 328 7720 for bookings. Adults $15 each, children (5-15) $6 each and family passes $30 each.
Venue: Sea Cruises Ltd, 30 Godley Quay, Lyttelton
Contact: Sea Cruises Ltd

"Tea Party at the Stoddart's" – celebrating Margaret Stoddart
Time: 2pm-4pm
An afternoon tea party at historic Stoddart Cottage, the childhood home of renowned artist Margaret Stoddart.  The tea party is being held to celebrate her birth on 3rd October 1865 and to commemorate her contribution to New Zealand art. Chris Pole, 2002 recipient of the Margaret Stoddart Art Award will speak about his work.  Tea and tiny cakes will be served.  Stoddart memorabilia will be on display.  This event is sponsored by Fisher’s Fine Arts.  Phone Diana 329 4678. Gold coin donation.
Venue: Stoddart Cottage located in Diamond Harbour recreation grounds, off Waipapa Ave
Contact: Stoddart Cottage Board of Trustees

Archives New Zealand Open Day
Time: 10am-3pm
The Archives New Zealand office will be open to the public.  Includes guided tours, access to regional and national finding aids, and the chance to discuss archival research and family history with experienced staff. (The reading room will NOT be open to researchers)  Archives New Zealand holds Government Archives from Canterbury and the West Coast, as well as the archives of the City Council and Environment Canterbury. Phone 371 6666. Free
Venue: Archives New Zealand Christchurch Office, 90 Peterborough Street

Double Decker Bus Historic Tour of Richmond
Time: Departing 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
A one hour bus trip of Richmond with historic points of interest being pointed out with a brief description of the history. Leaving at 1pm, 2pm & 3pm. Phone 389 1982. Gold coin donation.
Venue: Richmond Village Green opposite New World Supermarket, Stanmore Road, Christchurch
Contact: Richmond Neighbourhood Cottage Inc

Heritage Homes Tour
Time: 1.30-4.30pm
Our history reflected in our homes. Tour three private homes of varied ages and styles, historic to contemporary, and meet the home owners.  Proceeds to the Canterbury Branch of the NZ Historic Places Trust Pouhere Taonga.  The tour starts and finishes at Cathedral Square.  Bookings essential phone 366 9660. $30 per person or $25 per person for NZHPT members.  Includes afternoon tea.
Venue:  Tour departs from and returns to coach parking spot in Cathedral Square opposite Visitors Information Centre

Active Christchurch Heritage Belfast Browse with Graeme Stanley
Time: 2pm
Learn about Belfast's pioneers, historic school house, pioneer entrepeneurs William Nicolls and Sarah Sheldon in a browse that includes a Belfast Museum visit and an Allan Curow poetry reading at Samuel Hurst Seagar's St David's Anglican Church. (Allan Curnow lived at the Vicarage). Free
Venue: Meet Belfast, Main North Roads Corner (Orange flag)
Contact: Christchurch City Council Leisure

Active Christchurch Heritage Cashmere Crawl with Graeme Stanley and John Jameson
Time: 9.30am
Learn about Harry Ells "Vision to Reality", Sign of the Takahe, heraldic art and stained glass, as well as notable pioneer entrepreneurs, grand hill mansions, notable women including poetry readings of Mary Ursula Bethell and Jessie Mackay in a Heritage Crawl down and uphill. (No Cancellations). 1 hour long. Phone 941 5111. Free
Venue: Meet at Sign of the Takahe, Dyers Pass, Hackthorne Roads Corner, Cashmere
Contact: Christchurch City Council, Beckenham Service Centre

Ripapa Island Tour
Time: 1.30pm
Discover historic Ripapa Island complete with it's 18 century fort.  Your guide will show you the huge disappearing guns and the prisoner of war location which housed the famous Count Felix Von Luckner. The island also has huge significance to Maori and is one of only three topunui (sacred) sites in Canterbury.  Bookings essential.  Phone (03) 328 9078. Adults $15, children $6.50 or a family pass $36.50.

Venue: Black Cat Group Ltd, Departs B Jetty, Lyttelton
Contact: Black Cat Group Ltd

Canterbury Museum Heritage Trail
Time: 9am-5.30pm
A self-guided tour drawing attention to interesting architectural features and stories of historic interest inside and outside Canterbury Museum.  Collect a trail brochure from ground floor reception and explore the Museum in a way that reveals aspects you might never have noticed before. Phone 366 9429 ext 817. Free
Venue: Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch

Christchurch City Council Street Banner Collection
Time: 9am-5.30pm
Christchurch City Council has gifted its street banners collection to Canterbury Museum. The banners are a visual celebration of our city’s social, environmental and architectural heritage. The growing collection depicts Christchurch’s attractions, activities, seasons, biodiversity and heritage buildings.  Collect a map and information brochure from reception and explore the Museum to see the collection. Phone 366 9429 ext 817. Free
Venue: Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch

Canterbury A&P Association’s Precious Heritage
Time: 9am-5.30pm
The Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association and its annual A&P Show have been an important part of our heritage for 140 years.  Three of the Association's most historic, valuable and important trophies, are displayed in Canterbury Museum’s foyer. Phone 366 5000.  Free
Venue: Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch

Natural History in New Brighton
Time: 2.30pm-4.30pm
We will celebrate the trees around New Brighton which were planted to celebrate occasions in our history.  The focus of this event will be afternoon tea, concert and visual exhibition in the grounds or hall of St Faith’s Church, Hawke Street New Brighton.  The history of St Faith itself will also be celebrated.  Native trees will be distributed for planting to mark the contribution of the present to the history of the future. Entertainment by New Brighton Silver Band and Fat Boy and Slim. If you wear old-fashioned dress, you will receive a photograph  of yourself by portrait photographer Katrina Michie. Please Phone 388 9920 for more information. Free
Venue: St Faith’s Church, Hawke Street, New Brighton
Contact: New Brighton Project

Dr Barker Would be Pleased
Time: 10.30am-3pm
An exhibition including Dr Barker's photographs curated by Paul Thompson. Please phone 941 7680. Free
Venue: Timber Chamber, Canterbury Provincial Chamber Buildings

Heritage Tool Display
Time: 9am-5pm
A display of agricultural, mechanical and woodworking tools.  Displayed to their best advantage in our Heritage Shopping Arcade. Phone 381 1936. Free
Venue: Old Syd'nham Town, 454 Colombo Street, Sydenham
Contact: Old Syd'nham Town

Historic Precinct History Walks
Time: 2.30pm
Remembering the past and saving something for future generations we take a walk looking at our tree and building history. Phone 355 8191 or 355 6307.  Donations will go towards buying trees and shrubs for our new Merivale Reserve. (Rugby Street/Office Road).
Venue: Meeting at the Merivale Village Green next to Rugby Methodist Church, corner of Papanui Road & Rugby Street
Contact:  Merivale Precinct Society Inc

Guided Walk through Lyttelton's Historic Town Centre
Time: 11am-1pm approx
A guided walk through the town centre of Lyttelton, the place of the early Canterbury Association Settlement in 1850. This walk includes Canterbury’s earliest stone church and the site of the gaol built in 1860, as well as several examples of early colonial dwellings. To book phone Lyttelton Information Centre 03 328 9093. Adults $6, students $3, unwaged $3.
Venue: Meet at Lyttelton Information Centre, 20 Oxford Street, Lyttelton
Contact: Lyttelton Information Centre

Centennial of Gray and Davison Organ at St Andrews at Rangi Ruru
Time: 8pm
An organ concert to celebrate the Centennial of the Gray and Davison organ located at the St Andrews Church at Rangi Ruru.  This is the 2nd concert featuring organ and music students from Rangi Ruru Girls’ School.  Phone 355 6601 for more information. Entry by donation.
Venue: St Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru, Merivale Lane, Merivale, Christchurch

Lyttelton Museum Lunchtime Lectures - Baden Norris
Time: 12.30pm-1.30pm
Baden Norris, a well known local historian and museum curator, will speak on “Early Industrial Relations in Lyttelton – (including the 1951 Lockout)”.  Phone 03 328 9093 for more information. Gold coin donation.
Venue: Lyttelton Museum, Gladstone Quay, Lyttelton
Contact: Lyttelton Information Centre

Gardens Under Lights
Time: Dusk till 10.30pm
Experience Edmonds Factory Gardens at night softly lit to show various features. The lights will be turned on from dusk to 10.30 pm. Car parking off Ferry Road on the city side of the gardens. Free
Venue: Edmonds Factory Garden, 357 Ferry Road
Contact: The Friends of Edmonds Factory Garden Inc

“Ports of Old” Lyttelton Market
Time: 10am-3pm
Lyttelton’s monthly market will reflect a ‘Ports of Old’ theme. The Market venue and stalls will be ‘dressed’ to provide a rich maritime focus of ‘Ports of Old’. On display will be traditional jams & chutneys, a selection of tasty foods, Bric a Brac from the past, jewellery, trinkets and other market curios.  For information please phone 328 9091. Free
Venue: Lyttelton Recreation Centre, 25 Winchester Street, Lyttelton

Avebury House Open Days
Time: 10am-4pm
Avebury House is a two-storied Victorian Mansion located in Avebury Park, Eveleyn Couzins Ave, Richmond.  It has recently been refurbished by the Christchurch City Council and is open as a community facility. People are invited to come and tour the house and enjoy the garden.  Phone 942 5615 for more information. Devonshire tea is available for a small donation.
Venue: Avebury House, 9 Eveleyn Couzins Avenue, Richmond

Screening of film “Eyes of the Harbour”
Time: 10am-5pm
An historic 1930s movie about The Adderley Head Signal Station and the Timeball Station – will screen on demand.  Approximately 6 minutes long.  Phone 328 7311. $2.50 per person.
Venue: Timeball Station, 2 Reserve Terrace, Lyttelton
Contact: Timeball Station

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