The Christchurch City Council Archives date back to the beginning of Council in 1862 and holds records for both the original Council and the many amalgamated bodies that have joined with us since.

The archives hold a rich resource of material documenting the history of our city – from our built environment (buildings, bridges, streets), to our services (drainage, electricity, health, transport), our culture (theatres, libraries, swimming pools) and our people.

Come along to hear the Christchurch City Council Archivist Annabel Armstrong-Clarke provide an insight into this fascinating record of our past.