Be­yond the Cor­don

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24 March to 14 May, Waikato Mu­seum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato A poignant show­case of 79 full- colour images taken by a team of po­lice foren­sic pho­tog­ra­phers pro­vides re­newed un­der­stand­ing of the dev­as­ta­tion caused by the 2011 Christchurch earth­quake. In the weeks fol­low­ing the dis­as­ter the task of doc­u­ment­ing the res­cue and vic­tim re­cov­ery op­er­a­tion in­ad­ver­tently fell on 23 po­lice per­son­nel. Armed with an aware­ness of his­toric times need­ing to be cap­tured, they recorded what they saw in the cen­tral city in­clud­ing rare and ex­tra­or­di­nary as­pects of the op­er­a­tion in the Red Zone. waikato­mu­

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