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Courtenay Cemetery (St Matthew’s Church) complete!

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.

The earliest gravestone is from January 1874 for William CUNNION.

The complete listing of gravestones is now available.

Best wishes.

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A recent B.A. Honours (First Class) graduate of the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, I'm currently studying for my M.A. (Hist). My focus is on social history, particularly the late-Victorian colonial social environment and those often-overlooked characters that lurked among settlers - the remittance men, swaggers, misfits, and wannabes.


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