Christchurch Changing: An Illustrated History (2nd edition 2008)

Rice, Geoffrey/ Sharfe, Jean


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This lively survey tells the story of a major New Zealand city, the capital of Canterbury province and the South Island’s largest metropolitan centre. Why was the city established in the middle of a swamp? What was it like to live in Christchurch in the 1850s, the 1870s or the 1940s? What has changed, what has disappeared, and what has survived from the past? Who were the people who made Christchurch what it is today? What makes Christchurch distinctive among New Zealand’s cities? These and many other questions are answered in this highly readable account. Updated with a new final chapter covering the decade to 2008.

Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
Imprint: Canterbury University Press
Publication date: 24/11/2007

ISBN: 9780908812530 Category: