Helen is a full-time writer and lives on New Zealand's South Island in rural Canterbury. She is driven by her love of technology, genealogy and local history.
hleggatt has written 32 posts for Hunting Kiwis

Cust Cemetery (St James Anglican) complete!

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

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. … Continue reading

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