Topic: Beckenham, Christchurch Suburb

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Named after Beckenham in Kent.

Named after Beckenham in Kent.

Named by Captain Stephen Temple Fisher (1818-1897) after his home town in England. He and his brother, James Temple Fisher (1828-1905), bought Rural Section 49, 100 acres in the “church district”. S. T. Fisher is listed on the 1853 electoral roll living at Beckenham Farm, River Heathcote. His occupation is given as paymaster and purser in the Royal Navy.

Their farm, north of the present-day Sandwich Road, was later subdivided and named the Beckenham Estate. Stephen Temple Fisher’s house was built in what is now Fisher Avenue.

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Beckenham, Christchurch Suburb


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