Wellington Heritage Week 26 October – 1 November 2020
Details of our events and tours for the week are on Wellington Heritage Week website.
“Our purpose is to advocate for and develop the heritage and ecological values of Karori Cemetery, and to assist with grave/plot restoration.”
We are a group of volunteers who seek to promote public interest in the Cemetery which is the second largest in New Zealand covering 100 acres. It is the largest cemetery in New Zealand by number of interments, containing more than 85,000 people within its boundaries. Six New Zealand Prime Ministers have been buried here, along with many of Wellington’s Mayors and other dignitaries, business leaders, women of significance, service personnel, local characters and many others. Friends of Karori Cemetery are interested in all aspects of the Cemetery including recreational and ecological.
If you would like to find out more about becoming a member of Friends of Karori Cemetery.
Wellington City Council are in the process of making Karori Cemetery plot information available online so that the community can locate plots. In the meantime, this link provides some information about the Cemetery on the WCC website.