The Ashburton Museum & Historical Society Inc. collection, which is cared for by the Museum staff of the Ashburton Art Gallery & Museum, contains a vast number of photographs covering various topics relating to Ashburton District’s social history. Businesses, farms, celebrations, portraiture, family groups, services, buildings, disasters… if it happened, chances are people took photographs and they eventually ended up at the Ashburton Museum. School class group photos are no exception to the rule; the AM&HS Inc. collection contains hundreds of such photographs.
Below is a small selection from the collection. Not all of the subjects are named so if you, dear reader, recognise someone who is not named, or if you have a story to tell about a pictured relative, please get in touch with us!
By Connor Lysaght
Unless otherwise stated, photographs and research materials on this page are owned by the Ashburton Museum & Historical Society Inc.
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