Christchurch 2015 documents a city’s transformative journey from pre-earthquake days into the future.
The Canterbury region of New Zealand, was devastated by violent earthquakes in 2010 and 2011. The Central Business District (CBD) of Christchurch was hit particularly hard. Many of the buildings had to be demolished, leaving blocks of land empty. In the outlying towns of Sumner, Lyttelton, Akaroa, Rangiora and Kaiapoi many landmark buildings were also damaged beyond repair.
The 2015 edition of the Christchurch, New Zealand comparison book takes you on a visual journey around post-earthquake Christchurch, Sumner, Lyttelton, Akaroa, Rangiora and Kaiapoi. You can see how the city and outlying towns are beginning to rebuild from the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. In many places the impact upon the urban landscape of the central city, hillside and eastern suburbs is still clearly visible.
A Journey Through Christchurch 2015
How does Christchurch and its satellite towns look now? And what did they look like before the devastating earthquakes?
In 2015, Deb Donnell took her camera and revisted her pre-quake pathways in the CBD, suburbs and outlying towns. The resulting photographs are then placed next to the pre-quake images, allowing the reader to compare then and now.
‘This is a wonderful book, feels very positive, not sad.’
Sue White – The Breeze
About the Author
Deb Donnell has lived most of her life in Christchurch, and spent much of that time growing up and working in the central City. She has written two other books on the Christchurch Earthquakes – Cafe Reflections: Christchurch City 1975-2012 (out of print), and, with Pete Seager, Responders: The NZ Volunteer Response Teams’ Christchurch Earthquake Deployments. Deb is committed to documenting the region’s rebuild with her annual Christchurch Then and Now series. Deb also trains and mentors people on content marketing and book publishing through her company, Writing Diamonds Ltd.
- ISBN 978-0-9941130-0-9
- 56 pages
- 144 photographs