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.
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- A memorial song, 'Remember', recorded by Naomi Ferguson and Alex van den Broek.
- Contains 6 items
- Sound recording of 22 February 2011 earthquake at St George's Hospital
- A sound recording of the 22 February 2011 earthquake at St George's Hospital captured by a heart specialist who was dictating medical notes.
- Entertaining Shakeytown - an audio documentary
- An audio documentary created by Kris Vavasour about the multitude of challenge the musicians, performers and venue owners in Lyttelton face in the aftermath of the Canterbury earthquakes. All songs are from the 'Harbour Union' album (2011), in alphabetical order: 'Even Keel' (Lindon Puffin); 'Ghost of this Town' (Marlon Williams); 'How Lucky You Are' (Delaney Davidson & Marlon Williams); 'Human Enough' (Lindon Puffin); 'It's So Good' (Delaney Davidson); 'Little Mountain Town' (Marlon Williams); 'Rocking Bell' (Adam McGrath); 'The Waterside' (Adam McGrath).
- Christchurch: The value of a city
- A short video-documentary featuring four Christchurch locals who reflect on the destruction of the city's CBD, and how it has changed what they value in a city. Produced with funding from NZ on Air.
- Quakes and Community: 2011 Christchurch Quakes and the Parish of Burnside-Harewood
- A booklet compiled in 2011 by Fiona Summerfield, containing stories from the Parish of Burnside-Harewood, and the liturgy from a memorial service held one week after the 22 February 2011 earthquake.
- Everything is Fine
- A video of a play produced and performed by students from Avonside Girls' High School. The play was created for the Theater Federation One Act Play Festival, on the topic of the Christchurch rebuild. The students modeled the play on the epic theatre style, aiming to emotionally affect and enact change in their audience.
- Anglican Advocacy
- Anglican Advocacy (previously known as the Anglican Social Justice Unit) is part of the social services and social justice arm of the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch. Anglican Advocacy works for social change beyond charity, focusing on issues such as rental housing health standards, prison reform and immigrants' rights. The organisation leads and supports key campaigns, and teaches and partners with other groups.
- Contains 6 items
- Ben Post's Earthquake Videos
- Videos of aftershocks from the Canterbury earthquakes, taken by Ben Post.
- Contains 3 items
- Canterbury Migrants Centre
- This collection contains newsletters and a Lessons Learned document from the Canterbury Migrants Centre. Canterbury Migrants Centre Trust Te Whare Tā Wāhi was established in 2010 to fill a void in the Christchurch city's services. Its main roles are to co-ordinate services and to help migrants settle into life in Christchurch. The Migrants Centre runs the Canterbury Migrant Hub (www.migranthub.org.nz) - a platform for networking on integration, providing information on settlement matters, health, community groups’ support, education, and other useful information presented in several languages.
- Contains 2 items
- Canterbury Time Capsule 2010
- The Canterbury Time Capsule is a collection of letters, drawings, and poems recording Cantabrians' experiences of the 4 September 2010 earthquake, and their hopes for the future. Originally, the time capsule was to be placed in the Canterbury Museum for 50 years before being made available to the public. Due to the widespread destruction and damage caused by the 6.3 magnitude aftershock on 22 February 2011, the nature of the project changed and it was decided the time capsule would become a digital collection held UC QuakeStudies. Contributions from community leaders can be accessed, but otherwise the time capsule contents will not be published until 4 September 2060, the fiftieth anniversary of the 2010 Canterbury earthquake.
- Contains 3 items
- Christchurch Bloggers Collection
- Blog posts contributed by members of the Christchurch Bloggers group. http://createhopeinspire.blogspot.co.nz/p/christchurch-bloggers.html
- Contains 5 items
- Christchurch Boys' High Creative Writing Collection
- Stories written by Christchurch Boys High students as part of a creative writing exercise on the Canterbury earthquakes.
- Contains 12 items