And just like that, another year has passed us by. 2018 has been a year of changes here at Underground Overground.
It’s with a very heavy heart we’ve said a few goodbyes to some tremendously talented archaeologists; Chelsea, Shana, Matt, Jessie, Teri and Maria. All of which have left a very big hole in the UOA family. We have however had a new addition with Michael joining the team along with Clara and Jamie becoming permanent full-timers following the completion of their Masters at Otago (Congrats – you guys rock!). Let’s take a look at some of our highlights from the year. We got to work in some pretty cool places…
Just when you think these locations can’t get any better, we met some furry friends that really were the icing on the cake. And if you missed Hamish’s We Dig Cats blog now’s the purr-fect time to give it a read (sorry, that was claw-ful).
Of course, we found some cool features…
People from the past
We also came across some interesting people from the past.
This year we celebrated the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage, which saw New Zealand become the first self-governing country in the world in which all women had the right to vote in parliamentary elections (check out our blog post A tea cup as a symbol of political change from September to read our tribute to those amazing women who helped make it all happen). Not only did women get the right to vote, but women were also eligible to sit on many councils and boards (although women were not eligible to become members of Parliament until 1919!).
Mrs Elizabeth Yates became the first Mayor of the Onehunga District in Auckland in December 1893, just three months after women had been given the right to vote (Star 20/11/1893: 3, Press 1/12/1893: 5). Unfortunately this was an exception and not the rule, and Canterbury’s local governing bodies continued to be populated by men throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth century.
During our research of Canterbury’s past we often come across some interesting insights into those men who made up these governing bodies. For example, the Superintendents of Canterbury. When the New Zealand Constitution Act was passed in Government in June 1852, the Province of Canterbury was officially formed and a Provincial Council was elected to govern it. At the head of the Council was the position of Superintendent. During the tenure of the provincial system Canterbury had four Superintendents; James Edward Fitzgerald (1853-1857), William Sefton Moorhouse (1857-1863), Samuel Bealey (1863-1868), and William Rolleston (1868-1876).
...and not unlike the government today, their opinions sometimes conflicted.
These four gentlemen held different opinions on the best way to govern and what ought to be prioritised, and not unlike the government today, their opinions sometimes conflicted. In 1869 Alfred Charles Barker, a prominent Christchurch photographer, took two photos of two of the Superintendents of Canterbury, Rolleston and Fitzgerald, which highlighted and made fun of this fact. The first photo, entitled “The Argument”, shows the two superintendents apparently having a heated discussion (Figure 1), while the second photo, entitled “Result of the Argument”, shows them apparently resolving their differences with a (mock) fist fight (Figure 2).
Unfortunately, not all of the disagreements between Canterbury’s official elite were so jovially represented. In 1900, a disagreement between Sumner’s Mayor William Rollitt and Councillor Charles Hulbert, resulted in a heated argument which was recorded in the local newspapers the following day. The two men exchanged impassioned words before members began to storm out of the session without a quorum being met (Figure 3). We can only hope if women had been present their behaviour would have been more considered!
Artefacts to keep our specialists busy…
As always we found some cool artefacts to keep our specialists busy…
And of course, we couldn’t talk about 2018 and artefacts without doing a wee shout out to the Convention Centre. One of our largest sites to date, but also one of the coolest with some amazing artefacts found!
From everyone here at Underground Overground Archaeology, we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The blog will be back at the end of January.
Post your comment
There are some basic rules! Commenting is a way for everyone to engage and contribute, to ask questions and get answers.
To improve the dialogue we've come up with some commenting guidelines. Please don't engage in personal attacks. Hate speech is not tolerated. No spam please. Stay on topic.
Comment by oxiameizena on 2018: The Under Over Arch Team is out Also, mfb.inpx.underoverarch.co.nz.yni.ew thumbs visitors, [URL=http://fbwhatsapquotes.com/cialis-20mg/ - cialis on line[/URL - [URL=http://uniquecustomfurniture.com/item/levitra-online/ - buy levitra on line[/URL - [URL=http://thefashionhob.com/women-pack-40/ - women-pack-40[/URL - [URL=http://palcouponcodes.com/product/tadalafil/ - tadalafil generic cialis 20 mg[/URL - generic cialis canada pharmacy [URL=http://nitromtb.org/clomid/ - buy clomiphene[/URL - [URL=http://palcouponcodes.com/product/buy-viagra/ - does viagra work[/URL - [URL=http://djmanly.com/cytotec/ - cytotec buy online[/URL - [URL=http://iowansforsafeaccess.org/chloroquine-uk/ - chloroquine uk[/URL - [URL=http://ormondbeachflorida.org/ventolin-inhaler/ - ventolin.com lowest price[/URL - [URL=http://gerioliveira.com/cialis-20-mg/ - cialis[/URL - [URL=http://gccroboticschallenge.com/cialis-5mg/ - cialis 5mg[/URL - [URL=http://stockprofitpros.com/item/amoxicillin/ - amoxicillin[/URL - medicine hypertension: producing <a href="http://fbwhatsapquotes.com/cialis-20mg/">cialis 20mg for sale</a> <a href="http://uniquecustomfurniture.com/item/levitra-online/">levitra generic pills</a> <a href="http://thefashionhob.com/women-pack-40/">discount women-pack-40</a> <a href="http://palcouponcodes.com/product/tadalafil/">tadalafil generic cialis 20 mg</a> <a href="http://nitromtb.org/clomid/">buy clomid</a> <a href="http://palcouponcodes.com/product/buy-viagra/">online viagra in canada</a> <a href="http://djmanly.com/cytotec/">where to buy misoprostol</a> <a href="http://iowansforsafeaccess.org/chloroquine-uk/">generic for chloroquine</a> <a href="http://ormondbeachflorida.org/ventolin-inhaler/">ventolin</a> <a href="http://gerioliveira.com/cialis-20-mg/">tadalafil</a> <a href="http://gccroboticschallenge.com/cialis-5mg/">buy cialis online</a> <a href="http://stockprofitpros.com/item/amoxicillin/">amoxicillin</a> missed barrel http://fbwhatsapquotes.com/cialis-20mg/ cialis 20mg for sale http://uniquecustomfurniture.com/item/levitra-online/ levitra online http://thefashionhob.com/women-pack-40/ buy women-pack-40 online http://palcouponcodes.com/product/tadalafil/ tadalafil generic cialis 20 mg http://nitromtb.org/clomid/ buy clomid online http://palcouponcodes.com/product/buy-viagra/ online viagra in canada http://djmanly.com/cytotec/ buy cytotec online http://iowansforsafeaccess.org/chloroquine-uk/ where to buy chloroquine http://ormondbeachflorida.org/ventolin-inhaler/ ventolin hfa 90 mcg inhaler http://gerioliveira.com/cialis-20-mg/ tadalafil http://gccroboticschallenge.com/cialis-5mg/ tadalafil http://stockprofitpros.com/item/amoxicillin/ amoxicillin 500 mg emerged, serology orbits.
Comment by JudyNus on 2018: The Under Over Arch Team is out [url=https://ventolininhl.com/]buy ventolin over the counter uk[/url] [url=https://diflucanf.com/]buy duflican[/url] [url=https://trazodone911.com/]buy trazodone[/url] [url=https://dapoxetine20.com/]dapoxetine online[/url] [url=https://paxil24.com/]cost of paxil[/url] [url=https://fluoxetinemed.com/]fluoxetine 40[/url] [url=https://prozacfluo.com/]prozac 40 mg[/url] [url=https://ampicillintabs.com/]ampicillin capsules[/url] [url=https://bectrim.com/]bactrim ds 800 160[/url] [url=https://ciprorx.com/]ciprofloxacin 500[/url]
Comment by Glywophychodo on 2018: The Under Over Arch Team is out buy cbd oil online cbd vape <a href=" http://buycbdoilonline.us.com/ ">cbd gummies </a> cbd cream http://buycbdoilonline.us.com/ - cbd for dogs
Comment by HaroldSib on 2018: The Under Over Arch Team is out my free sex cams <a href=https://sexcams00.xyz>watch free sex web cams </a> secret sex cams.
kinky sex cams <a href=https://sexcams00.online>exhabitionist sex cams </a> fuckbook sex cams.
moms sex cams <a href=https://sexcams00.website>live couple sex cams </a> free online sex cams with actual hot girls.
free amateur sex cams <a href=https://sexcams00.xyz>sexcams00</a> japanese sex cams free.
sex cams now <a href=https://sexcams00.space>live amature sex cams </a> julia and eric reallife cams sex.
tasty hot latinas sex cams <a href=https://sexcams00.club>gay sex cams </a> st.louis sex cams.
desi sex cams <a href=https://sexcams00.online>sexcams00.online</a> japanese sex cams free.
sex cams omegle <a href=https://sexcams00.xyz>sexcams00</a> live sex cams in ukraine.
Comment by HaroldSib on 2018: The Under Over Arch Team is out free live ebony sex cams <a href=https://sexcams00.space>sexcams00</a> live sex cams sex toys manhunt flix availability:.
phone sex cams <a href=https://sexcams00.online>naked sex cams </a> young people sex video cams.
real hidden sex cams <a href=https://sexcams00.website>sexcams00</a> realtime spy h1 tv appartments sex cams.
freee sex cams <a href=https://sexcams00.xyz>sexcams00.xyz</a> rellife sex appartments spy cams.
free to watch sex cams <a href=https://sexcams00.xyz>live sex cams gay </a> wild crazy granny sex cams.
amsterdam sex cams <a href=https://sexcams00.space>sexcams00</a> veb cams iranian sex.
fee sex cams <a href=https://sexcams00.club>free female sex cams </a> young sex web cams.
1 on 1 sex cams <a href=https://sexcams00.club>jasmine sex cams </a> couples sex cГ ms.
Comment by Rotreext on 2018: The Under Over Arch Team is out viagra erection after ejaculation <a href=" https://sildenafilprof.com ">viagra without a doctor prescription</a>
https://sildenafilprof.com viagra coupons
real viagra without a doctor prescription <a href=https://sildenafilprof.com>how to take viagra for maximum effect</a> viagra substitute