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Gordon Bartram's Christchurch 1980-81


A selection of rare photos from Christchurch photographer Gordon Bartram, capturing just a small part of a vibrant live scene in the city in the early 1980s. For some reason few images seem to exist of bands playing live at the time, and yet it was a scene that would influence and help create the path for New Zealand alternative and indie music for many years to come.

The Newtones, Christchurch Arts Centre, March 1981

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The Playthings, The Gladstone Hotel, 1980

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The Androidss, 1980/81, The Gladstone Hotel

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The Gordons, The Gladstone Hotel, 1980

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