The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District]
City abattoirs are to be erected at Sockburn, which is within a few miles of Christchurch. It has been decided to raise a special loan of £15,000 for this purpose, by issuing 150 debentures for £100 each. The abattoirs will be used by the surrounding district as well as by the city. It is proposed that a special rate of 3/4d in the £ shall be levied in the city in connection with the project.