“Quake City, a special exhibition developed by Canterbury Museum, tells stories of heroism, hope and loss from the Canterbury earthquakes.”
It explains the science and the phenomenon of liquefaction – when the shaking liquefied the ground and it bubbled up burying street and sinking buildings.
It charts the aftermaths of the 4 September 2010 and 22 February 2011 earthquakes and the extraordinary response of the emergency services, international rescue teams, the thousands of volunteers who pitched in to help – construction workers, the Student Volunteer Army, the Farmy Army – and the incredible resilience of Canterbury’s communities.
The exhibition includes objects which have defined the Canterbury earthquakes including the spire of ChristChurch Cathedral and the railway station clocks which stopped at 12.51 pm on 22 February 2011.
The rebuild section of the exhibition brings the visitor up to date with progress in regenerating the city and the recovery projects underway.
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