Projects Completed

CHF Grants in Aid List

1999    for Christchurch Schools’ History Competition (annual for next few years).

2000    travel grant to Maartje Abbenhuis, to visit the Netherlands for research on her thesis;   from the Friends and Graduates’ Fund.

2000    to Ken Hall for a project on Dr A. C. Barker photographs and letters.

2000    for Fabrications, a costume pageant/drama narrated by Joe Bennett.

2001    travel award to Charles Campbell to assist with his thesis research.

2001    grant to Shelley Richardson for her work on Julia Wilding.

2002    grant to Sherrard Award capital fund.

2002    towards a schools’ historic photographs CD-ROM project.

2004   travel grant to Robert Nicole to assist with research in Fiji.

2004    grant to Colin Amodeo to assist with publication of Forgotten Forty-Niners.

2004   travel grant to Luke Fenwick for thesis research (he later won a Rhodes Scholarship).

2005    to Bill Edmonds of Kaikoura for a visitors’ brochure on district history.

2005    to Margaret Wigley to assist publication of her book, Ready Money.

2006    to assist publication of West, a history of Christchurch West High School.

2006    to the Cotter Medical History Trust for shelving at Hillmorton premises.

2008    to Hilary Low for her book on Jakob Lauper’s 1863 alpine crossing.

2009    to Colin Amodeo to assist in publication of his book of torpedo boat letters.

2009    travel grant to Helen Bones for travel to a conference in Frankfurt.

2010    to South Canterbury Museum for Gallagher book on Adamson Mt Cook photos.

2010    to Kaiapoi Rivertown Trust to assist publication of book on MV Tuhoe.

2010    travel grant to assist Anna Milne to attend an overseas conference.

2010    to Sarah Newman and Michele Frey to assist publication of a book on NZ

country halls, published in 2012 as On a Saturday Night: Community Halls of Small Town New Zealand by Canterbury University Press.

2011    to Sally Blundell to assist publication of her history of Trade Aid NZ.

2011    to Oliver Sutherland to assist publication of Paikea, his father’s biography.

2012    to Canterbury University Press to assist in launch of Treasures of the University of Canterbury Library.

 2012    to Dr John Wilson for editorial assistance with revision of Philippa Graham’s book on Maori rock art, and his own history of Addington.

2013   to Roger Allen to assist publication of his history of the Shirley-Wainoni districts.

2014   to Colin Amodeo to assist research for his biography of Captain Joseph Thomas.

2014   travel grant to Maree Shirota for travel to two conferences in the UK.

2014   to Troy Gillan for research expenses and conference travel.

2014   to Kimberley Hayes for research expenses and conference travel.

2014   to the Christchurch WEA to assist publication of Ian Dougherty’s centennial History, completed as Canterbury Community Historian in 2011.

2015   to the NZ Historical Association for the Foundation to be recognised as a major sponsor of their national conference held in Christchurch in November.

2015    travel grant to Maree Shirota to give a conference paper in Australia.

2015    to the Cust Museum for oral history project on Second World War veterans.

2015    to Canterbury University Press to assist publication of Cricketing Colonists, Geoff Rice’s biography of the Brittan brothers, early Canterbury settlers.

2015   to the Christchurch Antique Bottles and Collectables Club Inc. for an illustrated catalogue of early Christchurch bottles and the companies that produced them.

2015   to Hilary Low for her book Pay Dirt: the Westland Goldfields from the diary of William Smart.

2015   to Helen Thomas for her book May Your Shadow Never Grow Less on former Christchurch Mayor Henry Holland.

2016   to Jane Robertson for her book Head of the Harbour.

2016   to Colin Amodeo for his book Tracking Captain Thomas.

2017   to Gordon Ogilvie for his book Place-Names of Banks Peninsula.

2018   to Louise Deans for her book on William Deans

2018   to Philippa Graham for expenses related to her book on Maori rock art

2018   to John Wilson for his book Local Lives: a history of Addington

2018   to the Canterbury Museum in support of a conference on World War One

2019   to Heritage NZ for restoration of Ruatuna homestead

2019   to Lisa Rolston for conference travel to UK

2019   to Colin Amodeo for his book on Magistrate Watson of Akaroa

2020   to Paul Star for his biography of Thomas Potts of Ohinetahi

2020   members funded a memorial plaque to the 460 Christchurch victims of the 1918 influenza pandemic, unveiled in September on Oxford Terrace near the hospital.

2021   to Jayson Boon to complete part of the Canterbury Roll project