Another six years of the Press have been digitised thanks to the National Library and Christchurch City Libraries
The years in question are 1929 to 1935 which are very significant for us because the Robert McDougall Art Gallery, our predecssor, opened in 1932. This means that the newspaper is full of details about its funding, construction and opening.
Here we have a group of tourists admiring the antirrhinums. The best article I have found so far - and there are literally thousands to choose from - is a visit by George Bernard Shaw. He admired the building but little of the art. Among the works he did like was one that we can't wait to see again: