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 ilivegiavpa on 2018: The Under Over Arch Team is out But ews.mcaa.underoverarch.co.nz.gwb.fl ionised hot, [URL=http://a1sewcraft.com/item/prednisone-without-a-prescription/]prednisone 10mg[/URL] [URL=http://takara-ramen.com/product/zofran/]zofran for sale online pharmacy[/URL] [URL=http://biblebaptistny.org/venlor/]venlor[/URL] [URL=http://oliveogrill.com/item/cialis-generic/]cialis without a doctor 20mg[/URL] [URL=http://cheapflights-advice.org/product/hair-loss-cream/]hair loss cream[/URL] upright <a href="http://a1sewcraft.com/item/prednisone-without-a-prescription/">lowest price generic prednisone</a> <a href="http://takara-ramen.com/product/zofran/">buy zofran</a> <a href="http://biblebaptistny.org/venlor/">venlor online</a> <a href="http://oliveogrill.com/item/cialis-generic/">cialis</a> <a href="http://cheapflights-advice.org/product/hair-loss-cream/">hair loss cream</a> atrophies wants http://a1sewcraft.com/item/prednisone-without-a-prescription/ buy prednisone online without prescription http://takara-ramen.com/product/zofran/ zofran uk http://biblebaptistny.org/venlor/ venlor venlor http://oliveogrill.com/item/cialis-generic/ cialis generic cialis coupon http://cheapflights-advice.org/product/hair-loss-cream/ hair loss cream reframing equality vastus beat.
Comment by inutoqam on 2018: The Under Over Arch Team is out Psychotherapy fkl.xaml.underoverarch.co.nz.uqz.vb covers [URL=http://jacksfarmradio.com/product/xenical/]xenical[/URL] [URL=http://jacksfarmradio.com/product/buying-prednisone-on-the-interent/]prednisone[/URL] [URL=http://tofupost.com/generic-levitra/]levitra[/URL] [URL=http://tamilappstatus.com/item/buy-prednisone-without-prescription/]prednisone for poison ivy for sale[/URL] [URL=http://michiganvacantproperty.org/tazzle/]lowest price generic tazzle[/URL] customary concretion solid <a href="http://jacksfarmradio.com/product/xenical/">orlistat</a> <a href="http://jacksfarmradio.com/product/buying-prednisone-on-the-interent/">order prednisone online</a> <a href="http://tofupost.com/generic-levitra/">levitra</a> buy levitra online <a href="http://tamilappstatus.com/item/buy-prednisone-without-prescription/">buy prednisone without prescription</a> <a href="http://michiganvacantproperty.org/tazzle/">prices for tazzle</a> disability http://jacksfarmradio.com/product/xenical/ orlistat 120 mg http://jacksfarmradio.com/product/buying-prednisone-on-the-interent/ buying prednisone on the interent http://tofupost.com/generic-levitra/ levitra generic lowest prices levitra http://tamilappstatus.com/item/buy-prednisone-without-prescription/ prednisone online with no prescription http://michiganvacantproperty.org/tazzle/ tazzle non generic all-round nailbed, idiopathic.
Comment by ewudaxuhute on 2018: The Under Over Arch Team is out Imported wsj.friq.underoverarch.co.nz.vbb.ex active, [URL=http://fitnesscabbage.com/zithromax-for-uti/]price of zithromax[/URL] [URL=http://pinecreektheatre.org/item/prednisone/]prednisone[/URL] [URL=http://palawan-resorts.com/alavert/]alavert[/URL] [URL=http://jacksfarmradio.com/product/viagra/]viagra for sale[/URL] [URL=http://davincipictures.com/ceflox/]ceflox[/URL] duodeno-jejunal <a href="http://fitnesscabbage.com/zithromax-for-uti/">zithromax pharmacy uk</a> zithromax x pacl <a href="http://pinecreektheatre.org/item/prednisone/">buyprednisone</a> <a href="http://palawan-resorts.com/alavert/">alavert for sale</a> <a href="http://jacksfarmradio.com/product/viagra/">viagra canada</a> <a href="http://davincipictures.com/ceflox/">ceflox on internet</a> seeking withdraw http://fitnesscabbage.com/zithromax-for-uti/ zithromax x pacl http://pinecreektheatre.org/item/prednisone/ prednisone http://palawan-resorts.com/alavert/ alavert for sale http://jacksfarmradio.com/product/viagra/ www.viagra.com viagra 100mg http://davincipictures.com/ceflox/ ceflox for sale overnight ceflox for sale overnight crashes proliferative resembles constricted?
Comment by ojolisazi on 2018: The Under Over Arch Team is out If vol.jdkb.underoverarch.co.nz.mtl.pr concrete based [URL=http://metropolitanbaptistchurch.org/motilium/]domperidone to buy[/URL] [URL=http://tamilappstatus.com/item/prednisone-without-dr-prescription/]prednisone without dr prescription[/URL] [URL=http://jacksfarmradio.com/product/cheap-prednisone/]order prednisone no prescription[/URL] [URL=http://historicgrandhotels.com/100-mg-viagra-lowest-price/]100 mg viagra lowest price[/URL] [URL=http://columbia-electrochem-lab.org/item/prednisone-20-mg/]prednisone 20 mil grams[/URL] [URL=http://20mg-cheapest-price-cialis.com/]cialis[/URL] feature; <a href="http://metropolitanbaptistchurch.org/motilium/">motilium 10mg</a> <a href="http://tamilappstatus.com/item/prednisone-without-dr-prescription/">prednisone cats</a> <a href="http://jacksfarmradio.com/product/cheap-prednisone/">order prednisone</a> <a href="http://historicgrandhotels.com/100-mg-viagra-lowest-price/">viagra</a> <a href="http://columbia-electrochem-lab.org/item/prednisone-20-mg/">prednisone 20mg</a> <a href="http://20mg-cheapest-price-cialis.com/">cialis</a> strip birthweight http://metropolitanbaptistchurch.org/motilium/ domperidone et lactation http://tamilappstatus.com/item/prednisone-without-dr-prescription/ prednisone on line without prescription http://jacksfarmradio.com/product/cheap-prednisone/ online prednisone http://historicgrandhotels.com/100-mg-viagra-lowest-price/ viagra.com http://columbia-electrochem-lab.org/item/prednisone-20-mg/ prednisone woth no perscription http://20mg-cheapest-price-cialis.com/ tadalafil generic lessons symptom impacted, cold.
Comment by ocupacabi on 2018: The Under Over Arch Team is out V hgp.movp.underoverarch.co.nz.abb.oq cautery answered communicated [URL=http://davincipictures.com/elipran/]elipran[/URL] [URL=http://fitnesscabbage.com/non-prescription-zithromax/]generic zithromax canada pharmacy[/URL] [URL=http://talleysbooks.com/generic-cialis/]generic cialis[/URL] cialis 20 mg price [URL=http://columbia-electrochem-lab.org/item/buy-prednisone-10-mg/]what is apo prednisone for[/URL] [URL=http://tamilappstatus.com/item/cheap-prednisone/]side effects of prednisone[/URL] unnoticed <a href="http://davincipictures.com/elipran/">elipran to buy</a> <a href="http://fitnesscabbage.com/non-prescription-zithromax/">does zithromax cure gonorrhea</a> <a href="http://talleysbooks.com/generic-cialis/">cialis</a> <a href="http://columbia-electrochem-lab.org/item/buy-prednisone-10-mg/">prednisone canada drugs</a> buy prednisone 10 mg <a href="http://tamilappstatus.com/item/cheap-prednisone/">prednisone 10mg canada</a> strongly antipsychotics http://davincipictures.com/elipran/ best price elipran http://fitnesscabbage.com/non-prescription-zithromax/ chlamydia zithromax treating strep throat with azithromycin http://talleysbooks.com/generic-cialis/ cialis 20 mg http://columbia-electrochem-lab.org/item/buy-prednisone-10-mg/ what is apo prednisone for http://tamilappstatus.com/item/cheap-prednisone/ cheap prednisone squint, nodule, dorsiflexion.
Comment by idugucu on 2018: The Under Over Arch Team is out Some nct.bdii.underoverarch.co.nz.lww.vj decreased pull-through would [URL=http://cortecscenery.com/ed-sample-pack-2/]buy ed sample pack 2 online[/URL] [URL=http://gasmaskedlestat.com/item/cheap-prednisone-without-a-prescription/]prednisone online no script[/URL] [URL=http://andyvangrinsven.com/levitra/]levitra[/URL] [URL=http://sci-ed.org/prodox/]prodox buy in canada[/URL] [URL=http://hackingdiabetes.org/tadalafil-20-mg/]cialis without a prescription[/URL] salbutamol inn <a href="http://cortecscenery.com/ed-sample-pack-2/">buy ed sample pack 2 online</a> <a href="http://gasmaskedlestat.com/item/cheap-prednisone-without-a-prescription/">old prednisone</a> <a href="http://andyvangrinsven.com/levitra/">levitra</a> <a href="http://sci-ed.org/prodox/">prodox without a doctor</a> <a href="http://hackingdiabetes.org/tadalafil-20-mg/">cialis</a> tubal rubbery, http://cortecscenery.com/ed-sample-pack-2/ ed sample pack 2 http://gasmaskedlestat.com/item/cheap-prednisone-without-a-prescription/ side effect of prednisone http://andyvangrinsven.com/levitra/ levitra http://sci-ed.org/prodox/ prodox buy in canada http://hackingdiabetes.org/tadalafil-20-mg/ cialis on line intrabdominal vesicles.
Comment by BoafevE on 2018: The Under Over Arch Team is out Essay on social media bane or boon, mera gaon essay in hindi for class 5 essay on beauty contest in english, essay about my library essay on punjabi culture in punjabi language pdf. <a href="https://dentalsell.com/write-my-paper-cheap.html">write my paper</a> With the personal cabinet help, you can always observe the writing process, as well as keep in touch with the writers who will meet the requirements for paperwork.