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Strength from Struggle – remembering our courageous communities

Christchurch City Council, partners and community event providers bring you the annual Beca Heritage Week festival returning from 12 to 22 October. Check out the many interesting events in this year's programme.

Events take place in Christchurch and Banks Peninsula and we welcome the Selwyn District back into the programme.

The theme for Beca Heritage Week 2018, Strength from Struggle – remembering our courageous communities, reflects some significant anniversaries that were hard won or hard fought struggles in world and New Zealand history:

  • 125 years since women’s suffrage achieved in New Zealand
  • 100 years since the World War I armistice
  • 100 years since the 1918 influenza pandemic.

Join us in recognising these anniversaries and celebrating many other aspects of our heritage – there are more than 70 events to choose from.

Use the search function or click on the event images below to find out more about the Beca Heritage Week 2018 programme.

Listed Events

Sorted by: Date Showing 1 - 67 in Beca Heritage Week 2018

12 October 2018 to 22 October 2018

Join one of our friendly and informative volunteer guides on a tour of We Do This. The exhibition of strong, compelling and diverse contemporary works spanning the last four decades marks 125 years of universal suffrage in New Zealand.

12 October 2018 to 22 October 2018

Visit a display commemorating Kate Sheppard's role in achieving suffrage for women in New Zealand.

12 October 2018 to 27 October 2018

Visit an exhibition of old photos and unique stories of the baches on the Row and the Spur at Taylors Mistake.

12 October 2018 to 22 October 2018

On the centenary of Poland's regained independence, learn about the early Polish settlers in Canterbury who sought refuge in New Zealand and are buried in Linwood Cemetery.

12 October 2018 to 22 October 2018

Visit the church and restored heritage school buildings.

12 October 2018

Join local historian Richard Greenaway on a tour of the Burwood Anglican Cemetery.

12 October 2018 to 27 October 2018

It's 100 years since New Zealand's worst-ever public health disaster. What happened? How did we cope?