Story: City public spaces

Map of Christchurch, 1850

As Edward Jollie’s 1850 map of Christchurch shows, the town was laid out with public reserves around its four sides. All this land – except for Hagley Park and the Barbadoes St cemetery – was sold off. The proposed botanical gardens were later established in the Government Domain.

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Christchurch Regional Office, Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: 1a CH765-32

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Geoffrey Rice, 'City public spaces - Protecting public spaces', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/22948/map-of-christchurch-1850 (accessed 27 February 2020)

Story by Geoffrey Rice, published 11 Mar 2010