Place in time

The Christchurch Documentary Project


Documentary writing and oral history text forms a key part of the Place in Time archive. Spearheaded by Place in Time founder and documentary photographer and writer, Glenn Busch, this section of the website will be periodically updated to include many long and short form pieces that reveal the significance of place and relationships between people.

Life Stories by Karen Calder

One woman’s astonishing account of the aftermath of an accident that completely and utterly changed her life. Karen Calder's story is brave, real and told with absolute honesty.

You Are My Darling Zita

Taken from Glenn Bush's seminal book, You Are My Darling Zita, this life story is an affecting account of life, love, old age and mortality.

My Life’s Work - Marnie Barrell

And Kindness Lay All About.
Stories from the Christchurch Earthquakes