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A short history of Belfast by William Edward Brown

Identifier: Arch 0633

Scope and Contents

Photocopied typescript of A short history of Belfast by William Edward Brown. Also includes a photocopied 1882 extract from the Lyttelton times.


  • 1949


Biographical / Historical

William Brown wrote this short history in response to a request from the Belfast Northern Ireland City Council. As the District Land Registrar for Canterbury Mr. Brown had easy access to many records of land transactions in Belfast. He also interviewed older residents to produce this short history.


15 Sheets

Language of Materials


Physical Location

Shelf TU H 2a, Tūranga, Tuakiri floor, ANZC Archives

Arch 628-638 in one box

Related Materials

A sound recording inspired by this history by Ivan Halligan is available at Arch 0966.

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Repository Details

Part of the Christchurch City Libraries Archives Collection Repository

60 Cathedral Square
Central City
Christchurch Canterbury 8011 New Zealand