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In Memoriam - Mission Ground Cemetery 1840-2010

Nestled under Whangarei’s Western Hills bordered by a trickling stream the leafy park at the end of Selwyn Avenue showed almost no sign of its origins until the early 21st century. At the little cemetery in use from around 1852 to 1940 lie many of Whangarei’s earliest European residents. Originally known as Waiarohia or Rust Lane the cemetery was later officially named Mission Ground. All through the seventy years since closure descendants yearned for the names of their forebears to be inscribed on a memorial. A cairn bearing 66 names was unveiled in 2010 and work began on compiling the first volume of the settlers’ stories published in 2011. By 2017 a total of 161 names were inscribed on the cairn and a second volume of stories underway. In Memoriam – Mission Ground Cemetery 1840-2010 records the controversial history of the site and draws a picture of the life and times of Whangarei’s earliest European settlers.

In Memoriam - Mission Ground Cemetery 1840-2010, 9780473177577

In Memoriam - Mission Ground Cemetery 1840-2010 - In Memoriam - Mission Ground Cemetery 1840-2010, 9780473177577
In Memoriam - Mission Ground Cemetery 1840-2010, 9780473177577
In Memoriam - Mission Ground Cemetery 1840-2010
Nestled under Whangarei’s Western Hills, bordered by a trickling stream, the leafy park at the end of Selwyn Avenue showed almost no sign of its origins until the early 21st century.
At the little cemetery, in use from around 1852 to 1940, lie many of Whangarei’s earliest European residents. Originally known as Waiarohia or Rust Lane, the cemetery was later officially named Mission Ground.
All through the seventy years since closure, descendants yearned for the names of their forebears to be inscribed on a memorial.
A cairn bearing 66 names was unveiled in 2010 and work began on compiling the first volume of the settlers’ stories, published in 2011. By 2017 a total of 161 names were inscribed on the cairn and a second volume of stories underway.
In Memoriam – Mission Ground Cemetery 1840-2010 records the controversial history of the site and draws a picture of the life and times of Whangarei’s earliest European settlers.
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Used expressions:In Memoriam - Mission Ground Cemetery 1840-2010 In Memoriam - Mission Ground Cemetery 1840-2010, 9780473177577,Nestled under Whangarei’s Western Hills bordered by a trickling stream the leafy park at the end of Selwyn Avenue showed almost no sign of its origins until the early 21st century. At the little cemetery in use from around 1852 to 1940 lie many of Whangarei’s earliest European residents. Originally known as Waiarohia or Rust Lane the cemetery was later officially named Mission Ground. All through the seventy years since closure descendants yearned for the names of their forebears to be inscribed on a memorial. A cairn bearing 66 names was unveiled in 2010 and work began on compiling the first volume of the settlers’ stories published in 2011. By 2017 a total of 161 names were inscribed on the cairn and a second volume of stories underway. In Memoriam – Mission Ground Cemetery 1840-2010 records the controversial history of the site and draws a picture of the life and times of Whangarei’s earliest European settlers.

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