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Cheviot Hills dispersal sale

Cheviot Hills dispersal sale

In 1892 the government agreed to buy the Cheviot Hills Station from the estate of William Robinson and subdivide it into smaller farms. The dispersal sale was held over three days in 1893, conducted by three stock firms – Miles & Co., Pyne & Co., and the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Co. Pyne later merged with Gould, Beaumont & Co. and the Timaru firm Guinness & Le Cren to form Pyne Gould Guinness. These are the sheep pens at the Cheviot Hills sale.

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Reference: P. G. Stevens, Pyne, Gould, Guinness Ltd.: the jubilee history, 1919-1969. Christchurch: Pyne, Gould, Guinness Ltd., 1970.

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Hugh Stringleman, 'Stock and station agencies - The first New Zealand agencies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2023)

Story by Hugh Stringleman, published 24 Nov 2008