Accession Number
2013.17.26
Brief Description
One portrait colour digital photograph taken on 25 February 2011 showing damage to the Old Post Office Building on the Corner of Norwich Quay and Oxford Street.
Production Role
Photographer
Production Date
25 Feb 2011
Associated Person
Associated Person Notes
Architect
Associated Event Notes
Damage caused
Associated Period
2011/2010s
Associated Place
Lyttelton/Christchurch/Canterbury/South Island/New Zealand
Background
The archaeological investigation of the site of the old Lyttelton Post Office uncovered evidence of Maori settlement in the area including a midden, fire places and an adze. These finds added yet another layer to the history of the site which had been Lyttelton’s Post Office from the 1860s to 1976. The building pictured was designed by Colonial Architect William Clayton and built in 1875. Clayton also designed Christchurch’s Chief Post Office (built in 1879) which stands in Cathedral Square.
Collecting Unit
Current Rights Code

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