Month: October 2013

the drowning country

Premiere: The Drowning Country

A unique New Zealand story is hitting the big screen this weekend – Caroline Fitzgerald’s film ‘The Drowning Country’ tells the amazing story of how her great-grandmother revolutionised life jacket designs in the wake of the sinking of the Titanic. Orpheus Beaumont always had a close connection with […]

Demolition of the northern tower of the New Zealand International Exhibition in Christchurch. Webb, Steffano, 1880?-1967 : Collection of negatives. Ref: 1/1-005020-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23027460

Christchurch 1907: A Tale of Two Towers

Last week I talked about the giant water chute that was a star attraction at the 1906/7 N.Z. Exhibition in Hagley Park, Christchurch.  This is a follow-up post of sorts, but mostly just an excuse to share some seriously awesome photos of one of the Exhibition towers being […]