Old photos of Burnham, Canterbury

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History of city Burnham, Canterbury in photos

A small historical reference

Geography: Burnham, also known as Burnham Camp, is the largest army base in New Zealand's South Island. It is located 28 kilometres south of Christchurch on the Canterbury Plains in the Selwyn District, close to the town of Dunsandel. Burnham was named after Burnham Beeches, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain.

Date of foundation:


Population: 1 206


Burnham. Aerial view of Burnham Military Camp, 1945
Aerial view of Burnham Military Camp, 1939-1945
Burnham. Salute by the 2nd Echelon, 1940
Salute by the 2nd Echelon on the occasion of the visit by Lord and Lady Willingdon, February 1940
Burnham. Shell tanker ship 'Plagiola', 1959
Shell tanker ship 'Plagiola', carrying bitumen cargo, docked at Burnham Wharf, 1959
Burnham. Soldiers of the 3rd echelon, 1940
Soldiers of the 3rd echelon waiting for the leave train at Burnham Railway Station, May 1940
Burnham. The Dutch tug Nordzee, 1950
The Dutch tug Nordzee at Burnham wharf in Shelly Bay, 17 Aug 1950

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