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Saving Mona Vale

Saving Mona Vale

The Mona Vale homestead and park in Fendalton, Christchurch, was owned, gardened and landscaped by a series of different families from the late 19th century. By the 1960s this type of property was rare because it was expensive to maintain and run. A proposal was made to subdivide the land and demolish the grand house. In response, a campaign to save Mona Vale was launched by the Christchurch Civic Trust, and by late 1967 enough funds had been raised to purchase the property. It became a public park in 1968.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'City parks and green spaces - Later urban parks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 September 2022)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 11 Mar 2010