Community Collection

The Community Collection brings together material from a wide variety of organisations and individuals. It includes photographs and writing from members of the public, as well as video and audio captured live at the time of the earthquakes.

Last updated
2:32pm 25th October 2017
Type
Collection
Identifier
qsr-collection:267

Contains 9,749 items in 32 collections


Community Newsletter Collection
Community Newsletter Collection
The Community Newsletter Collection contains newsletters circulated to Christchurch communities by residents' associations and community groups. The newsletters are typically written and edited by volunteers, and contain advertisements for local businesses. Collectively they help document the impact of the Canterbury earthquakes on the communities of Christchurch.
Contains 464 items in 8 collections
Community Photograph Collection
Community Photograph Collection
A collection of photographs taken by the Canterbury Community of their experiences during of the Canterbury earthquakes, as well as the rebuild of the City.
Contains 5,408 items in 19 collections
Crack'd for Christchurch
Crack'd for Christchurch
Crack'd for Christchurch is an organisation created by a group of Christchurch residents after the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes. After the earthquakes, Crack'd for Christchurch collected pieces of broken china from hundreds of homes in Canterbury and used them to create mosaic artworks for the city. Their most famous artwork took the form of a chair and ottoman (dubbed Flora and Otto) which were gifted back to Christchurch as a memorial for the city's lost history and a celebration of the rebuild. This collection holds photographs outlining the gathering, preparation, and sorting of the china, and the construction of the artworks. It also contains background documents such as plans for the artworks, a poster of the launch, and an early logo.
Contains 249 items in 2 collections
Dancing Through Impermanent Spaces
Dancing Through Impermanent Spaces
A collection of short films by Elizabeth Guthrey, which explore permanence and impermanence in our relationship with the living world, and the built environment. The films are a creative response to the earthquakes in Christchurch.
Contains 10 items in 1 collection
Deborah Fitchett's Blog: Zeborah
Deborah Fitchett's Blog: Zeborah
Entries from Deborah Fitchett's blog, "Zeborah" (http://zeborah.dreamwidth.org, cross-posted to http://zeborahnz.livejournal.com). Deborah writes, "I'm Zeborah, I live with a cat in Linwood and work at a university library. I like writing sf/fantasy and hate writing bios." Note that the blog posts have been converted to PDF format for archiving, which has in some cases resulted in changes to the formatting and layout of the page. Some images and other elements have been removed for display or copyright reasons.
Contains 223 items
East Youth: This is our voice
East Youth: This is our voice
A film and accompanying report created by Christchurch East Youth MP Beth Walters in 2016.
Contains 2 items
Empowered Christchurch
Empowered Christchurch
Empowered Christchurch is a community group which seeks to ensure Christchurch residents get fair settlements from insurance companies and the EQC. They aim to research and expose injustices in the Canterbury rebuild, to empower residents, and to protect democracy in Christchurch. This collection holds:
  • Copies of Empowered Christchurch's newsletters
  • Documents and recordings of a meeting with MBIE and several Christchurch residents' groups
  • A copy of Empowered Christchurch's submission to CERA's Draft Transition Recovery Plan
  • Letters and Official Information Act Requests sent by Empowered Christchurch to ministers and government agencies
  • A collection of campaign images and documents critiquing CERA's Draft Transition Recovery Plan
Contains 25 items in 5 collections
Freemasons Collection
Freemasons Collection
Freemasonry is one of the world's oldest and largest fraternal societies. There are approximately five million Freemasons worldwide and 10,000 in New Zealand. Freemasons are ordinary men in the community, 21 years and over, of all religions and backgrounds, who share a concern for human values, moral standards and the rights of individuals.
Contains 23 items in 2 collections
GPS Boomerang Aerial Images
GPS Boomerang Aerial Images
GPS Boomerang is based in Christchurch, New Zealand. Founded by Synco Reynders, GPS Boomerang develops and manufactures unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) which can be used to collect and recover aerial data. Their SmartBird UAV is a rugged flying-wing airframe that has been designed to fly a predefined flight-plan. This has allowed GPS Boomerang to repeat tours over the Christchurch red zone in 2012 in order to show the changing environment and rebuild of the Central City. This collection contains videos and snapshots from these tours.
Contains 35 items in 2 collections
Generation Zero Christchurch
Generation Zero Christchurch
This collection holds material from Generation Zero Christchurch. Generation Zero is a youth-led, nationwide organisation, founded with the purpose of providing solutions for NZ to cut carbon pollution through smarter transport and urban planning, and independence from fossil fuels.
Contains 1 item in 1 collection
Hamish Allan's Paintings
Hamish Allan's Paintings
A collection of paintings created by artist Hamish Allan. Allan has the following to say about this collection: These eight paintings were completed after the 2010/2011 Christchurch earthquakes and during the countless aftershocks. Myself and my family lived and worked through this period and these paintings reflect my immediate and wider environment and my response to the social and physical environs. My studio and home was only damaged moderately so I was able to continue to produce work and exhibit work in local exhibitions which occurred despite and in response to the devastation. All of the building featured are demolished or are to be demolished. Shipping containers, road cones and heavy machinery appeared overnight and quickly overwhelmed the city and became part of the new landscape. Sections were cleared of houses and in some cases the fences and gardens were left and maintained by the locals or owners which emphasised the uninhabited, vacant areas of the city. Flora and fauna flourished while Christchurch embarked on the rebuild. People suffered, people left, people stayed. As I write this five years on I am still living and working from the same property and am heartened and encouraged to see the city continue to revive, rebuild and blossom around me and my community remains healthy and emboldened by a sense of shared experience, achievement, and loss, with much to accomplish and to look forward to.
Contains 8 items
Jo Burzynska's Sound Recordings
Jo Burzynska's Sound Recordings
An audio recording of the soundscape following the earthquake, and a sound piece composed using the recording.
Contains 2 items