Accession Number
2013.17.53
Brief Description
One landscape colour digital photograph taken on 13 May 2011 showing the replacement of concrete blocks with plywood cladding on the exterior of the Backroom Bar of the Wunderbar. The bar is located above the former supermarket on London Street in Lyttelton. Photograph taken from the car park on the south side of the building.
Production Role
Photographer
Production Date
13 May 2011
Associated Event Notes
Damage caused
Associated Period
2011/2010s
Associated Place
Lyttelton/Christchurch/Canterbury/South Island/New Zealand
Background
Interruption to trading has been an unwelcome fact of life for many businesses since the 4 September 2010 earthquake. The Wunderbar was closed after each of the three major earthquakes for repairs to the building in which it is located. Each time these have been completed, the bar held a reopening party; trying on each occasion to outdo the previous event. The opening night for the bar after the 22 February 2011 quake was also the launch of the Harbour Union album. This CD was recorded by local musicians as an earthquake relief fundraiser.
Collecting Unit
Current Rights Code

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