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
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
That’s right, another cemetery has been added! This time it’s the gorgeous wee rural cemetery located on the outskirts of Glentunnel in the Selwyn District of Canterbury. It may be small, but this cemetery is packed with interesting old gravestones. If you ever find yourself in Glentunnel, be sure to check out the museum, it’s … Continue reading
We’re still here and we’re still out there recording Canterbury’s cemeteries! The cute wee cemetery in the grounds of St George’s church in Kirwee has been photographed and added to the Hunting Kiwis blog. Dominant families in this cemetery are FRIZZELL, KELLY, AND ROPER. We have a lot of work in progress including Darfield Catholic … Continue reading
On a geo-caching trip today I happened to pass by St Joseph’s Roman Catholic church in Darfield and couldn’t resist popping in for a quick look around and to take some photos. I knew I didn’t have time to record all of the gravestones, but I did take a few teasers that I have already … Continue reading
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
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
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!
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