The vast Cheviot Hills farm, with its grand mansion and exotic gardens, was once one of Canterbury’s largest properties. After owner William ‘Ready Money’ Robinson died in 1889, his daughters sold the estate to the government, and it was divided into 54 small farms and the town of Cheviot.
Listen to a Roadside Story about Cheviot Hills. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.
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