Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical Interview 19 June 2011

Sounds Historical with Jim Sullivan on Radio New Zealand interview from 19 June 2011. I was interviewed about the book I was working on at the time of the February 2011 earthquakes, Café Reflections. This programme gives listeners their chance to learn about the colourful, dramatic, and often remarkable events and people of New Zealand’s past.

Preserving Something of Christchurch on Sounds Historical

8:49 minutes in, I talk about the effect of the loss of small businesses in Christchurch, and the importance of recording memories about them. It was only a few months after the February 2011 earthquakes, and I was uncertain about what my future held. Listen Here

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Christchurch Earthquake 5th Anniversary Reflection

Please note: At the time of the earthquakes, and in the first two years after, I ran a website under the domain name CafeReflections.com. I posted many articles and images about my Canterbury Earthquake experiences there. In recent times I have been rebranding my websites and the CafeReflections.com domain is no longer owned by me.

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Christchurch City Libraries

Christchurch City Libraries Book Review

Christchurch City Libraries reviews books by Deb Donnell – Cafe Reflections and Responders, both focusing on the Christchurch Earthquakes. They are two very interesting books with a unique perspective on the earthquakes and Christchurch. About Cafe Reflections: “This is not merely a book of cafe reviews, it also tells the vivid and painful story of

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ABC 360 Documentaries

Deb Donnell on ABC 360 Documentaries

360 Documentaries (ABC Radio Australia), interviewed me in June 2013 about my books, Café Reflections: Christchurch City 1975-2012 and Responders: The New Zealand Volunteer Response Teams Christchurch Deployments (co-authored with Pete Seager). You can listen to 360 Documentaries on ABC’s website – click here. My portion of the documentary starts at 35:40 minutes in and ends

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