Do you know about Remittance Men? Many don’t. You may even have one in your family tree, but don’t yet know it. Remittance Men were somewhat tragic figures, strewn across British colonies, including New Zealand. Banished by their wealthy families for their wayward lifestyles or embarrassing ways, they were, in effect, paid to never return. … 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
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
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.
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