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Brittenden family papers

Identifier: Arch 0506

Scope and Contents

Papers belonging to and collected by William James Arnold Brittenden. Includes family papers of the Brittenden family as well as a variety of collected papers relating to Christchurch including those relating to the railways in the Canterbury and Otago regions and documents of the Christchurch City Council.

Many of the documents are collected and include programmes of events and newspaper clippings. Subjects include Canterbury events; churches; education and schools; sport; tourism; military; Māori; British Royal Family; visitors to New Zealand; arts & media; Aviation/Space Travel/Shipping and ChristChurch Cathedral.

Includes a range of photographs of Christchurch people and places, some in albums. Also includes stories written at Aranui High School by Keri Hulme.


  • 1898-1986



36 Boxes

1 Boxes ; Oversize

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Physical Location

Shelf TU G 3e - Shelf TU G 4c, Tūranga, Tuakiri floor, ANZC Archives

Former Identifier

Formerly MS 312

Brittenden family papers
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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