Story: Canterbury region

Taking supplies home (2nd of 2)

Taking supplies home

A month after the big earthquake, Jenni Skjellerup uses a wheelbarrow to collect supplies from a community response centre in Linwood. The centre was run by the Salvation Army and provided food, blankets and clothing. Skjellerup’s home was in the badly damaged town of Lyttelton, so she was staying with her mother in Richmond. Such shifts of residence were very common in the days and weeks following the quake.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury region - Canterbury earthquakes and rebuild', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 December 2023)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015