Digital Photograph: Earthquake Damage to Lyttelton Historical Museum, Gladstone Quay, Lyttelton
One landscape colour digital photograph taken on 25 September 2011 showing the site of the Lyttelton Historical Museum on the corner of Gladstone Quay and Donald Street. The photograph shows the temporary fencing around the levelled site. The building visible at the rear is the former Municipal Stables on Donald Street. To the right of the photograph is the Baden Norris Reserve.
25 Sep 2011
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Lyttelton/Christchurch/Canterbury/South Island/New Zealand
Closed after the September 2010 earthquakes, the Lyttelton Museum building suffered serious damage in the 22 February 2011 Earthquake. The Lyttelton Volunteer Fire Brigade and the Air Force Museum developed a plan to remove significant and at risk collection items from the building for safe storage. A second salvage plan to remove as much as possible of the collection was made more urgent after the 14 June 2011 earthquakes. In September 2011 the building was demolished and the Lyttelton Museum’s collection placed in safe storage at the Cultural Collections Recovery Centre, Wigram while plans are made for a new building.
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