Story: Canterbury region

Deans Cottage

Deans Cottage

Deans Cottage at Riccarton in Christchurch is a relic of early European settlement in Canterbury. Brothers John and William Deans established a farm at the site, then known as Putaringamotu, in 1843. They built this modest cottage from timber cut in the nearby bush, part of which also survives.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury region - Discovery and settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 July 2024)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015