The hillside was originally the site of the Cashmere Sanatorium complex, a tuberculosis hospital which opened in 1914. Following the discharge of the final tuberculosis patient in the 1960s, the complex became the site of Coronation Hospital, before it too closed in 1991. Construction company, Fulton Hogan, demolished the last of the complex to make way for Broad Oaks subdivision.
Huntsbury is host to one of four fountains scattered over Christchurch. Huntsbury's fountain is at the top of Conifer Place. 
- Christchurch City Libraries (2017). "The Hill of Hope – Cashmere Sanatorium". Christchurch City Libraries. Christchurch. Retrieved 2017-12-08.
- "Place name detail: Huntsbury". New Zealand Gazetteer. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
- Christchurch City Libraries (2017). "The Hill of Hope – Cashmere Sanatoriumon". Christchurch City Libraries. Christchurch. Retrieved 2017-12-08.
- http://www.ccc.govt.nz/cityleisure/artsculture/artinthecity/fountains/fountain3.aspx Conifer Place fountain
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