Early Canterbury 2 – Fr Chataigner SM

This resource Early Canterbury Resource 2 – Fr Chataigner SM provides some insight into life in early Canterbury using a letter from Fr Chataigner SM, to his brother, written on 19 November 1860, describing a sick call he attended to in Moeraki. His letter details the journey from Port Chalmers to Moeraki and back to Christchurch.


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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