Topic: Lincoln and Districts Historical Society

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Welcome to the Lincoln and Districts Historical Society kete of local history, stories and images. We hope you enjoy browsing the images from our photography collections, reading our stories of local characters and places, and using our information in your own research projects.

Lincoln and Districts Historical Society members work to promote interest in and encourage the recording of local history for Lincoln and surrounding districts, including Greenpark, Ladbrooks, Tai Tapu, Broadfield and Springston in Canterbury, New Zealand.

Society members maintain two historic buildings in Lincoln.
Liffey Cottage is furnished as a late 19th century cottage and Pioneer Hall includes displays of historic photos.Both buildings are open from 2.00 pm until 4.00 pm on the first Sunday of each month, except New Year's Day. Visitors are most welcome.

Members also publish a research newletter, organise local field trips, and are happy to assist with family and local history inquiries.

Together with the Selwyn District Council, the Society publishes the Lincoln Historical Walk brochure.

Lincoln and Districts Historical Society Inc. was formed on 30 May 1991 with the merger of the Pioneer and Early Settlers Association, and the Liffey Cottage Action Committee.

Our Patrons We are honoured to have as our Patron,  Mr. Vernon Clark.

Our first distinguished Patron was Mrs Norma Habgood.

Dr. Neville Moar was our second distinguished Patron and also our founding President in 1991.

Our Projects

Collection of historic photographs

We are making these accessible on Kete Selwyn and would welcome further information on any of the images. Our collections cover Agriculture, Buildings, Business, People, and Events, such as the Lincoln Christmas Pageant and Parade.

Local History Documents Collection

2013 Lincoln 150th Celebrations


2017 Annual Field Trip

Sunday, 19 March 2017 The Springs, Lincoln, and Fanny Fitzgerald

Time: 1.30pm 

Where: Young Farmers' Club Hall, Lincoln University

Enter via Gate 3, off Springs Road, just past the Gerald St/Springs Rd roundabout.

Take the first turn right into Orchard Car park and head back towards the University buildings.

The YFC Hall is the single storey brick building on Farm Road at the end of the marked footpath from the carpark.


1.30pm The Springs, presentation by Dr. Rupert Tipples

2.05pm Fanny Fitzgerald, presentation by Mrs Margaret Hannan

2.25pm Travel to The Springs and Springs Homestead

3.30pm Return to YFC Hall for afternoon tea and questions.

All welcome. There will be a gold coin collection.



More information about Lincoln and Districts Historical Society activities can be found on our Facebook page!


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