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McKenzie memorial, Cheviot

McKenzie memorial, Cheviot

In the 1890s Minister of Lands Jock McKenzie became very popular with would-be farmers. His policy of buying and subdividing large estates allowed many less wealthy people to get into farming. The grateful citizens of Cheviot gave McKenzie the credit for the 1893 division of the Cheviot Hills estate, and built this memorial to him.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury places - Cheviot district', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/10141/mckenzie-memorial-cheviot (accessed 25 September 2020)

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