Hillsborough, Christchurch

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Hillsborough is a southern suburb of Christchurch, New Zealand.

The area was first owned by Edward Garland, who called it Broomfield Farm. Garland grazed cattle on the low-lying land south of the Heathcote River, and sheep on the slopes of the Port Hills.[1] The farm was later renamed Hillsborough.[2] Much of the land on the flat is now zoned industrial.[1] Garlands Road is named for Edward Garland.[3]

There used to be many brickworks in Hillsborough at the bottom of the Port Hills.[4]


  1. ^ a b Ogilvie 2009, p. 162.
  2. ^ Harper, Margaret (20 February 2014). "Christchurch Place Names: A - M" (PDF). Christchurch City Libraries. p. 115. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
  3. ^ Harper, Margaret (20 February 2014). "Christchurch Street Names: F - G" (PDF). Christchurch City Libraries. p. 68. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
  4. ^ Ogilvie 2009, pp. 164f.


Coordinates: 43°33′38″S 172°40′18″E / 43.56056°S 172.67167°E / -43.56056; 172.67167