South Canterbury, New Zealand lies in the centre of the South
Island bounded by the
Rangitata River to the north and Waitaki River to the south and stretching from
the east coast to the
Southern Alps where Mount Cook dominates the range. The
5,276 square miles or 3,504,640 acres of land changes from plain to downland to
foothills and mountains. The Mackenzie Basin has three large lakes; Ohau, Pukaki
and Tekapo that are all
part of the Waitaki River catchment and contributes to the supply of water which
provides electric power for the South Island. Discover
the Waitaki Hydro Scheme.. Industries include grain growing
and sheep. The port of Timaru is a central multipurpose bulk handling facility. The foothills -
Four Peaks, Hunter Hills, the hills behind
Fairlie and the Two Thumb Range are often dusted with snow.
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Webpage of the month - A jigsaw puzzle from the Aigantighe -"Reproach" time to beat 15 minutes.
Dictionary project -
a crowd sourcing project. In this project you will identify and
transcribe the names of people mentioned in the handwritten cards of the
G R Macdonald
Dictionary of Canterbury Biographies. Sign in, draw box around a name,
type out full name, add a year of birth or death and repeat until all names
are done on card.
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Photos of the month - A George Empson photo - safe at home 31st March 2020. The north side of the Tekapo saddle in the evening in the fresh Mackenzie air. Just below the cloud you can see the top of Dobson. See if you can spot the right top background in the snow if you zoom it up you can make out part of the Mount Dobson ski field access road.
Mt. Edward glowing, April 2020, by George.
Our beautiful tussock country with a dusting of early snow. April 2020, by George.
busy throughout the region. Enjoy the autumn! Top Ten, Timaru. Photo by A.
My viewers know more than I do. We are very interested in what you know. We want to help you share. volunteer: There are many opportunities for people to become involved in the GenWeb Project which is dedicated to making genealogical information available online for free. South Canterbury war memorial transcriptions, cemetery listings, electoral rolls, Wises Directory information, school reunion announcements are areas where you can get involved. Does not take any special skills other than the desire to help others. Also looking for volunteers to do lookups in genealogical material. If anyone knows of information sources for South Canterbury or if you want to volunteer to help with lookups etc., please send me an email . I am looking for three more photos on South Canterbury scenes, buildings, events etc. with similar dimensions. Images welcomed.
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