Ten years on, the earthquake still casts its shadow over Christchurch’s past, present and future

Katie Pickles

Katie Pickles (a historian at the University of Canterbury), penned this peice for the Conversation in 2021.

“Christchurch can be stereotyped as a formal, conventional city. But there is another, alternative past whose ways of living have much to offer the present. From the late 19th century the city had been a hotbed of early feminism, as well as home to movements promoting health and fitness, scenic reserves and communal living.”

Read the full piece here.