I’m making the most of the fine weather over the festive period and have completed photography at both cemeteries in Kirwee (St George’s / Public). Listings are slowly being added to the Kirwee burials listing. Please check back often for updates.
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
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
Wow, what a gorgeous wee graveyard on a terrace looking across river plains toward Mt. Oxford and Mt. Richardson. I found gravestones with a few unusual surnames including McKIBBEN, WOLFF (with inscriptions written in German), FRIZZELL, BUNZ, and NANKIVELL. There are many gravestones for the families of GARLAND, WOOD, COOPER and FRIZZELL. Remember, names listed … Continue reading
Thanks to my folks for helping me out with this wee gem – and in very warm weather, too. Located on the Canterbury Plains, near the small settlement of Courtenay, lies the church and graveyard of St Matthew’s Church. The graveyard is dominated with the gravestones of the ANSON, DAVIS, FOWLER, ROPER and WATSON families. … Continue reading