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ALLEN, George Frederick

Collection | Ref # Sumner, Christchurch | Held by Sumner Redcliffs Historical Society

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ALLEN, George Frederick


ALLEN, George Frederick

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22 vols

Reference number:

Sumner, Christchurch

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Allen, a Sumner schoolmaster, 1907-1933 and reporter for the Christchurch newspapers, was very active in local affairs.

The records comprise newspaper cuttings from the 'Christchurch Star', Christchurch 'Press' and 'Lyttelton Times' covering a wide variety of activities in the district of Sumner Redcliffs. Included are minutes of Sumner Borough Council, reports of meetings of churches, schools, clubs, sporting bodies, Returned Servicemen's Association, Sumner Lifeboat and Fire Brigade, details of weddings, deaths - particularly First World War men, patriotic and charity efforts, and shipwrecks.

Newspaper clippings

Dates covered:

1915 - 1938

Access conditions:

Not restricted

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Banks Peninsula · Christchurch

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