Story: Canterbury places

Roadside Stories: Subdividing Cheviot Hills

The vast Cheviot Hills farm, with its grand mansion and exotic gardens, was once one of Canterbury’s largest properties. After owner William ‘Ready Money’ Robinson died in 1889, his daughters sold the estate to the government, and it was divided into 54 small farms and the town of Cheviot.

Listen to a Roadside Story about Cheviot Hills. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

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How to cite this page:

John Wilson, 'Canterbury places - Cheviot district', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/35339/roadside-stories-subdividing-cheviot-hills (accessed 25 September 2020)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015, updated 17 Aug 2015