Story: Place names



The suburb of Redcliffs near Sumner in Christchurch is rather obviously named after its red cliffs. The cliffs are composed of volcanic rocks.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Place names - Local naming', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 April 2024)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, published 24 Nov 2008