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Karori Cemetery Headstone - Susan and Edward James




Owner/SourceWellington City Council
File nameKarori Cemetery Susan and Edward James.jpg
File Size17.7k
Dimensions285 x 282
Linked toEdward John James (Burial); Susan Florence Wiggins (Burial)

Karori Cemetery, Karori, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand

Notes: Karori Cemetery is New Zealand's second largest burial ground, covering nearly 40 hectares. It was the final resting place of about 80,000 people. Today, it is a wealth of Wellington history and a peaceful place to visit.

The cemetery was established in 1891 to replace the overcrowded Bolton Street Cemetery. The Cemetery filled quickly and by the 1950s had nearly reached maximum capacity. Makara Cemetery became Wellington's principal cemetery in 1965.

Karori Cemetery's crematorium was New Zealand's first crematorium and is the oldest in Australasia, opening in 1909. It carries out about 450 cremations a year.


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