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Waddington Cemetery complete!

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

Work in Progress Update

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

Kirwee Public Cemetery complete!

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!  

Springfield/Kowhai Pass Cemetery (St Peter’s Church) complete!

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

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

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