Environment Canterbury has a large collection of historical records from around the region, which can be searched using the Canterbury Historic Record Register (HRR).
The HRR can be used from any computer, touchscreen or mobile device with an internet connection and does not require a licence or subscription.
The register is map-based and viewed using a map viewer similar in operation to Google Maps. The viewer is based on HTML technology, and will run in most modern web browsers.
The viewer is made up of several components; a map view window, a search box, and a results sidebar which show the timeline and search results.
Clicking on a thumbnail in the results sidebar will open the records details window.
The records can be downloaded individually as JPG files as required, or several records at once can be sent to you in a single zip file.
Once you have selected the records you want, enter your email address and the files will be automatically zipped up and emailed to you.
We welcome your feedback – how easy you have found it to use; any comments you would like to make to help us make it a valuable tool for you. We'd also like to hear about other things you are interested in seeing made available through the Canterbury Historic Plans Register.