Remembering Christchurch

In the words of Reg Miller “people count more than buildings, bricks and mortar”; this insight is indicative of the wealth of social history captured in the Ministry for Culture and Heritage’s new book Remembering Christchurch – Voices from Decades Past.

“Reg Miller is one of the 19 people interviewed for the book whose memories and personal stories bring to life the rich human history of Christchurch,” says Ministry for Culture and Heritage Chief Historian Neill Atkinson.

“Written by the Ministry’s Senior Oral Historian Alison Parr, the book presents the precious memories of people from all walks of life, born in the 1920s through to the 1940s. This is an insightful portrait of the city, its urban landscape and its people prior to the Canterbury earthquakes,” he says.  For full story click here.