Market Square / Victoria Square

A DigitalNZ Story by Donna Robertson

Victoria Square was originally known as Market Square or Market Place. It was the commercial hub of early Christchurch because it contained the Post Office and markets as well as the Police Station, Women’s Prison, animal pound, work stores and Immigration Barracks. http://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/victoria-square/

Victoria Square, Market Square, Christchurch

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Victoria Square, Christchurch

Christchurch City Libraries

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Victoria Square, Christchurch

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

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Victoria Square, Christchurch

Alexander Turnbull Library

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Victoria Square, Christchurch

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

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Victoria Square

Christchurch City Libraries

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Victoria Square

Christchurch City Libraries

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Victoria Square

Christchurch City Libraries

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Victoria Square

Kete Christchurch

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Victoria Square

Christchurch City Libraries

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Victoria Square

Christchurch City Libraries

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Victoria Square

Christchurch City Libraries

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Victoria Square

Christchurch City Libraries

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Victoria Square

Christchurch City Libraries

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Victoria Square

Christchurch City Libraries

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Victoria Square

Christchurch City Libraries

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Victoria Square

Christchurch City Libraries

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Victoria Square tour

Christchurch City Libraries

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Victoria Square, 1907

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

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Victoria Square flowers

Christchurch City Libraries

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Victoria Square historical tour

Christchurch City Libraries

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View from Victoria Square

Christchurch City Libraries

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Buskers in Victoria Square

Christchurch City Libraries

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Victoria Square east side

Kete Christchurch

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Floral clock - Victoria Square

Christchurch City Libraries

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Floral Clock, Victoria square

Christchurch City Libraries

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Plaque in Victoria Square

Christchurch City Libraries