Accession Number
2013.17.58
Brief Description
One portrait colour digital photograph taken on 8 June 2011 of a sign advertising Matariki Celebrations in Lyttelton. The sign is a printed piece of paper which has been laminated and attached to the fence on the site of the Volcano Restaurant on the corner of London and Canterbury Streets. The cleared site is visible through the fence in the background.
Production Role
Photographer
Production Date
08 Jun 2011
Associated Person Notes
Organiser
Organiser
Associated Event Notes
Damage caused, Response to events
Associated Period
2011/2010s
Associated Place
Lyttelton/Christchurch/Canterbury/South Island/New Zealand
Background
Groups in the Lyttelton Harbour basin increased their efforts to reach out into the community to help people come to terms with the destruction and loss caused in the 2010-2011 earthquakes. The assistance offered was both practical, such as hot meals for the elderly, and symbolic, through ceremonies like those advertised here. Later reporting on the event by the Lyttelton Community House stated that around 100 people had attended the combined Matariki (Maori New Year) event and Whakahorohoro (rite of purification) ceremony.
Collecting Unit
Current Rights Code

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