Suffrage and Suffering - Changing Canterbury

Beca Heritage Week Tour

Join a Museum tour charting some of the ways Canterbury changed in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

1923 53 611 Inhalation Chamber

An inhalation chamber in Christchurch’s Government Buildings aimed to help combat the deadly influenza pandemic sweeping the country. The Weekly Press, 4 December 1918. Canterbury Museum 1923.53.611

The tour starts in the Museum foyer with Leading With Elegance, a display commemorating Cantabrian Kate Sheppard's role in achieving suffrage for women 125 years ago.

From there you will head to the exhibition Canterbury and World War One: Lives Lost, Lives Changed, where the tour will focus on the Armistice of 11 November 1918 and the influenza pandemic that followed soon after it.

Places on this tour are limited so please register using the form below if you're keen to attend.

Part of Beca Heritage Week 2018.

16 October 2018 3.30 pm – 4.30 pm Register
18 October 2018 3.30 pm – 4.30 pm Register
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