The Christchurch and Akaroa Civic Trusts have reprinted John Wilson’s 'City and Peninsula' (2007). The book is being sold direct so all the $50 purchase price goes straight into Trust’s bank accounts.
“Our city as we knew it has disappeared and is still disappearing. We all are starting to find it difficult to remember what was on some of these now empty sites. This book is not only a great historical reference for ourselves, but it also makes a perfect gift"
From the Foreword of the second Edition by the pen of Timothy Hogan, Chair of & Steve Lowndes, chair persons of the Christchurch and Akaoa Civic Trusts respectively:
“You will be reminded of an architecture that once spoke of the city’s past and the aspirations of its citizens and of aesthetic pleasures of brick, carved limestone, and Gothic and Classical detailing that are gone forever. Nobody will ever build like that again. But we hope too that grief for the lost buildings will be relieved by memories of them.
"We want this book to serve as a memorial to the city we have lost.”
Online payments made to: CCT Bank Account #03-1351-0519933-03 (please include your name as a reference)
Cheque payments to 'Christchurch Civic Trust', PO Box 1927, Christchurch, 8140
e-mail your name and the address for postage, including the number of copies ordered ($50 + $10 postage and handling per book) to: firstname.lastname@example.org