Early Canterbury 1 – Akaroa

This resource Early Canterbury Resource 1 Akaroa provides extracts from our oldest archive—a note book dated 1840-44, recording the first baptisms, confirmations, marriages and funerals in Akaroa, Canterbury. 

A complete copy of the notebook is available to download from our Online Exhibition area  https://archives.chchcatholic.nz/2019/03/1840-akaroa-in-the-archives/

Catholic Archives in the Classroom

Over time we will develop educational resources suitable for primary, secondary and tertiary students.

Classes are invited to visit the Diocesan Archives for a behind the scenes tour where we can discuss topics such as the importance of archives in research, how archives are cared for to ensure long term preservation and accessibility, career opportunities in archives and records management, and what can be researched at the Diocesan Archives.  The Archivist can visit schools to talk to classes about the Diocesan holdings or other related topics.

Teachers are encouraged to contact the Diocesan Archivist to discuss their requirements.

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