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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 Year, New Look

Happy New Year to all my subscribers! Hunting Kiwis has had 21,683 visits since launcing in October 2010 and we are now seeing around 2,000 visits each month. We’re happy so many have had the opportunity to see their ancestors’ final resting place and many of you have requested photographs in return for generous donations … Continue reading

Cleaning Gravestones – DOS and DON’TS

In recent months I’ve noticed an increase in the number of people interested in cleaning gravestones. While this is an admirable notion it’s also an activity that strikes fear into the heart of many a taphophile. If not carefully researched and prepared for, an attempt to clean a gravestone can result in more damage than … Continue reading

New cemetery added – Hanmer Springs

What does a taphophile do on a birthday trip to Hanmer Springs? Yes, that’s right, she finds the local cemetery and spends a few hours recording it! How could I resist? A lovely Autumn day, time on my hands and an understanding husband armed with Sudoku on his phone meant I was able record 75% … Continue reading

Press coverage for Hunting Kiwis

Did you spot Hunting Kiwis in The Press weekend edition this week?  No? Shame, it was a great write up! I hope to be able to upload a digitized  image of the article soon. We have had some generous donations, so thank you all for your support. Oh, and we’ve started up a Facebook Page, … Continue reading

Waddington Cemetery complete!

Waddington Cemetery is just across the road from where I live, yet has been the most frustrating to complete. I’m not a terribly superstitious person, but I was beginning to wonder if someone or something didn’t want me to finish photographing the cemetery. Each time I visited I was plagued by technical glitches or dead … Continue reading

Work in Progress Update

I am back from some time away from the earthquakes and am now finishing up Waddington Cemetery and Kimberley Cemetery. Work will soon begin on Greendale Cemetery. Thank you to Hunting Kiwis subscriber Michelle Cook of Christchurch, New Zealand, for shedding some light on some of the un-marked graves recently discovered at Waddington Cemetery. I … Continue reading

Kirwee Public Cemetery complete!

Ok folks, as promised, all gravestones in Kirwee Public Cemetery have now been photographed and uploaded. Dominant surnames in this cemetery include DYSART, FINLAY and HARWOOD. Remember to email me for full gravestone images. Happy Hunting!  

Photography has begun at Kimberley Cemetery

A very Happy New Year to all my readers. I hope you all find what you are looking for – whether in life or in the archives! This quick update is to let you all know that I have started work on Kimberley Cemetery. This small, rural cemetery is located close to Darfield and has … Continue reading

Springfield/Kowhai Pass Cemetery (St Peter’s Church) complete!

All gravestones at the Kowhai Pass cemetery, attached to St Peter’s Church in Springfield, have now been photographed and listed on Hunting Kiwis. There are over 250 headstones but, remember, many of those represent several family members. I would hazard a guess that near on 1,000 people are buried in this small, rural cemetery. In … Continue reading

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