Story: City parks and green spaces

Plan of Christchurch

This plan, drawn up by the Department of Lands and Survey around the 1890s, shows Hagley Park’s proximity to Christchurch city centre. The park’s wide open spaces contrast with the densely packed city sections – a reminder of the foresight of the first planners of Christchurch, who set aside the park in 1850.

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Christchurch Regional Office, Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: CAAY, CH134, Box 186, 8/3/35

Permission of Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga (Christchurch Regional Office) must be obtained before any re-use of this material.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'City parks and green spaces - Early green spaces in major cities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/20561/plan-of-christchurch (accessed 8 December 2021)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 11 Mar 2010