Cracroft, New Zealand

Cracroft is a southern suburb of Christchurch, New Zealand.

Cracroft was named for John Cracroft Wilson,[1] who settled in this part of Christchurch at the bottom of the Port Hills in 1854.[2] The Cracroft Residents' Association started lobbying for Cracroft to become a suburb in 1993, and the New Zealand Geographic Board gazetted the suburb in 1999, splitting the area from Cashmere.[1]

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  1. Harper, Margaret (20 February 2014). "Christchurch Place Names: A - M" (PDF). Christchurch City Libraries. p. 33. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
  2. Kristiansen, Tessa. "Wilson, John Cracroft". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 10 July 2011.