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Quick Fire: Hidden Histories


Tue 18 Oct 2016, 1:00pm–2:00pm

Where: Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Ave, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Hear fascinating tales, in 7-minute bites, from an archaeologist, conservation architect, genealogist, Māori heritage advisor and historians. Discover the suspected origin of an old pistol dug up on St. Asaph St, hear about the hidden histories of conscientious objectors imprisoned at Paparua Prison during WWI, and learn more about the life cycle of the humble red brick.

This indoor event is suitable for all ages. Seats provided. Reservations necessary.

Call 03 366 9429 ext.817 or register online.

Need more info?
Call or email Melissa Reimer, Heritage New Zealand Outreach Coordinator Canterbury & West Coast: Phone - 03 363 1882 or 027 266 5307 or Email -

BECA Heritage Week is run by the Christchurch City Council. Visit their website to see the full programme of events:

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Visit Heritage New Zealand's website to find out more about the work we do.

Presenters at this event are from Canterbury Museum, Macmillan Brown Library, University of Canterbury, Underground Overground Archaeology, Memories in Time, Ngāi Tahu and Heritage New Zealand.

All images courtesy of Underground Overground Archaeology.

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