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The previous name of the town now known as Darfield. First known as Whitecliffs Junction until 2 January 1873. Name changed to Darfield from 1 October 1879.
One of the oldest remaining buildings in Darfield has recently changed hands and is once again open for the public to enjoy.
It was the original Roads Board Headquarters and was later sold to a Mr Bedford for the sum of £450 including five acres of land.
Lines on Opening the new Baptist Church, Greendale, 1898 by Anne Holland
Rolleston should be retained as the name of the new town, says the planning group's report. Source: Christchurch Star, Wednesday, October 8, 1975