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Sheep-washing yards, Longbeach

Sheep-washing yards, Longbeach

In the 19th century the farming locality of Longbeach was a huge run farmed by John Grigg. He ran cattle, sheep and other livestock, grew grain and eventually tried dairy farming. There was a self-contained village for the farm workers.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury places - Mid-Canterbury Plains', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 June 2024)

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