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Arohanui, Christchurch

On February 22nd 2011 at 12.51pm (NZDT), an earthquake of 6.3 magnitude hit Christchurch, New Zealand, causing the deaths of 185 people. These postcards are from the album of my grandmother, Agnes Majella (Burke) Gaffaney, who was born, raised and buried in Christchurch.  

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Postcard from… Christchurch, New Zealand

Prime Minister John Key has requested a two-minute silence around New Zealand to show respect for those fallen and affected by the Christchurch earthquake. This may be New Zealand’s single most tragic event. I am calling on New Zealanders to stop and remember those who have lost their lives, those who are missing and the…

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