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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 no church associated with it.

Herbert John Mathias - A True Colonist


The first interment was in 1879 and there are many burials for the families of KNIGHT, REED and MANSON – some of whom hail from the nearby Racecourse Hill property.  The original house at Racecourse Hill was constructed around 1870 by the Deans family. It was later enhanced by a subsequent owner,  Mr A. J. Knight.

Check back often as more details are added each week.

About HuntingKiwis

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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