William Boag

William Boag 1828 – 1904   Died of old age The settler behind the naming of the suburb of Burnside. Buried at Addington Cemetery, Christchurch To read the story of William Boag: http://www.peelingbackhistory.co.nz/burnside-william-boag-1828-1904/ *Photo taken by Annette Bulovic*

Land Brought For Christchurch Airport – 17th December 1935

On 17 December 1935, the Christchurch City Council purchased 230 hectares off the Boag family to establish a city airport. At the time of purchase, the 230 hectares was still a part of the Boag family farm of Burnside – this history now acknowledged in the naming of the suburb. William Boag had arrived in …