Small towns grew throughout Canterbury to service the rural districts in the 19th century. After the Second World War many began to decline, but they are still a distinctive feature of Canterbury. This scene of farming people with their horses at Cheviot in 2006 conveys something of the spirit of small-town life.
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Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Jock Phillips
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