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Two contrasted books shed light on colonial life in nineteenth century New Zealand
Part 1 "Lights and Shadows of Colonial Life" by Sarah Amelia Courage.

Dorothy -- 2008-05-23

In "Lights and Shadows of Colonial Life" Sarah Amelia Courage gives a detailed and entertaining picture of her life for a short time in Christchurch and then on a North Canterbury farm from 1864 to 1899 …
Relaunch for the Sign of the Takahe
Alexa Forbes -- 2007-11-09

A historic roadhouse on the Port Hills overlooking Christchurch has been refurbished as an integrated bar, restaurant, cafe and functions venue ...
Early New Zealand education at Turakina
Dorothy -- 2006-10-20

Scottish Minister, the Rev. John Ross, a pioneer in education in nineteenth century New Zealand, founded a girls’ boarding school in the Turakina manse ….
The publication of Shaping a Colonial Church marks the sesquicentenary of the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch.
Reprinted from UC’s “Chronicle” -- 2006-08-18

Ten experienced historians have produced a commemorative volume of essays to mark the 150th anniversary of the arrival of Bishop Harper, the first Anglican bishop of Christchurch ….
Nursing training in New Zealand over the last 125 years - Part 3
Dorothy -- 2006-06-16

Betty Deyell (née McMillan) has positive memories of her training at Christchurch Public Hospital in the 1940s and still spends time there as a volunteer ….
Memories of working as a parish minister and an army chaplain during World War 2
Ian Dixon talks to Dorothy -- 2006-05-12

The oldest surviving New Zealand chaplain from World War 2 talks about ministry in those years ..
"Black November: The 1918 influenza pandemic in New Zealand" by Geoffrey W. Rice
Reviewed by Dorothy -- 2006-04-28

A detailed investigation of this topic makes most timely reading for people everywhere living under the threat of a bird flu pandemic …
Anniversary celebration of the first solo flight across the Tasman Sea
Dr. Peter Clarke, Geelong, Australia -- 2006-03-03

An Australasian gathering and a re-enactment of Menzies' flight by aviator Dick Smith ....
TREATY 2 U taking the Treaty of Waitangi to the people of New Zealand
News of a special interactive exhibition -- 2006-02-25

A unique nationwide touring exhibition in a state of the art truck …..
"The Life of Guy Menzies: The Forgotten Flyer" - by Max Wearne
Reviewed by Dorothy -- 2006-02-17

Painstaking research has re-created the life and times of the aviator who made the first solo trans-Tasman flight in a tiny single-engined plane seventy five years ago ....
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