Once you start digging around in blogs and discussion boards you soon find there are plenty of other cemeteries around Canterbury that are being recorded and put online for others to peruse.
The work being done, by councils and by local history groups and volunteers, is to be applauded.
Below is an ever-growing list of cemeteries, cemetery projects and burial information for locations across Canterbury. If you run a cemetery organisation, or are an individual recording or looking after a cemetery in New Zealand, please get in touch so I can add you to the list.
Ashburton District Council – online burial database currently being updated with some headstone images via the Mid Canterbury Family History Group.
Ashburton District Family History Group Inc. – lots of headstone transcriptions for cemeteries in the region including Alford Forest, Ashburton Old, Barrhill, Chertsey, Coldstream, Cracroft, Dorie Churchyard, Greendale, Highbank, Hinds, Kyle, Longbeach Churchyard (Private), Methven, Mt Somers Old Cemetery. Ruapuna, Waterton, Westerfield, Windermere Churchyard, and Winslow.
Arundel Cemetery (Strathallen Country, Canterbury). Incomplete.
Canterbury Memorials (via New Zealand History Online)
Linwood Cemetery (Christchurch)
St Anne’s (nr Geraldine)
St David’s Anglican Church (Raincliff, South Canterbury)
Timaru District Council – great to see images with burial listings! Their database covers the cemeteries: Arundel, Geraldine, Pleasant Point, Pareora, Timaru, Temuka.
Waimate Old & Lawn Cemeteries Map (pdf) (Waimate) An extraordinary grave location map. Zoom in to the cemetery and click on a headstone for more details.
Waimate Area Cemeteries (Maps and Search) – Otaio / Haka / Glenavy / Morven / Esk
Woodbury Cemetery (Geraldine)