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Listing Updates and Upcoming New Info!

Hello again family historians and blog readers, It’s hard to believe we’re in the second half of 2012 already. Hunting Kiwis has now been going for nearly 2 years (October 2010) and boy does my camera know it, with almost 2,000 headstones photographed and recorded. Eleven cemeteries have been completed and six are in progress. … Continue reading

New Listing – Cust/West Eyreton Cemetery

Dear Readers, The work at both Cust cemeteries has now been completed. Cust’s Anglican Cemetery (Tippings Road) was finished last year and the listings can be found here. The Cust/West Eyreton Cemetery, the larger of the two, has now been fully photographed and listings are being added daily. Thanks to my parents and husband for … Continue reading

Season’s Greetings to Hunting Kiwis Readers

Having spent November in the UK visiting family and friends I’m now back in New Zealand ready to take on Christmas and record new cemeteries in Canterbury. It’s been an ‘interesting’ year and a busy one, too. I hope the efforts of Hunting Kiwis have given you some helpful family history hints and piqued your … Continue reading

First look at damage in Ellesmere Public Cemetery

Prompted by an enquiry from a blog reader about the condition of his ancestors’ headstone in Ellesmere Public Cemetery, I decided to find out the extent of the damage at that site. A friend, who lives near the cemetery, kindly offered to pop in for me to locate the the headstone, and to ascertain the … Continue reading

Christchurch Earthquake

My family and friends are safe. Our thoughts are with those in our beautiful city of Christchurch, which has been devastated by a 6.3 aftershock from the 7.1 Darfield earthquake that motivated me to start this project.   Kia Kaha Christchurch (“stay strong”). All donations for gravestone images continue to be directed to the churches … Continue reading

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