Selwyn District

Explore the stories of various New Zealand Heritage List places in the Selwyn District that have been demolished following the Canterbury earthquakes.


Homebush Station homestead, Darfield

Homebush Road, Darfield
Originally entered in the List as a Category 2 historic place (#7102) - Demolished 2010

Homebush Station was established by John Deans in 1851 and was developed by his widow's half brother James McIlraith and from the 1870s by Deans' son John Deans II.  The two-storey brick homestead was begun in the 1880s and completed 1903.  It was destroyed in the 4 September 2010 earthquake.

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