Principal port of the largest of the fair isles of Oceania 

Welcome to our community's on-line Galleries. They include permanent exhibitions of the works of local and visiting  photographers, artists and historians, etc.

Recent additions to the photographic archives.

600+ photographs sorted by popularity.

A further 400+ images incorrectly annotated as Lyttleton (also sorted by popularity).

A comprehensively illustrated Timeline is currently in four parts.

1750 - 1875 - 1876 - 1899 - 1900 - 1950 - 1951 - 2006

1866 Residential Directory, with biographical notes.

Yellow Pages 1866, listing all agencies of government and commercial enterprises at the port.

The last coal-fired Steamship to cross the Tasman was the 67 year old steam tug Lyttelton II.  She now lies derelict at Melbourne.

Unanimity Lodge No.3 is an image time-line, from 1852, of one of the lesser known works of Benjamin Mountfort, the renowned Medieval Gothic revivalist.

We're pleased to welcome contributions of photographs from all eras, images of memorabilia, ephemera and works of art, etc. Please contact the Administrator