Down on the farm
a blast from the past at Chard Farm
We had a visit from a relative of the original Chard Farm family recently - Ross Collet from Timaru. Ross recalls visiting Uncle Eric at Chard Farm on his honeymoon 35 years ago and remembers milking the cows and stealing an old brass door knob from one of the cow sheds as a Chard Farm momento!
Chard Farm was formerly owned by the Chard family (1860 - 1979). Originally a market garden to feed the gold miners, it was later converted to dairying, cropping and then an orchard. Eric Chard was the last of the family to live here.