The Hanratty monument in the first Catholic section has a poignant memorial above the inscription. Two angels are supporting a woman whose eyes are raised and hands are clasped in prayer. Perhaps the angels represent the two young daughters of James and Mary Hanratty – Kathleen who was only 6 months old when she died […]
We hope none of you have been using obscene language in the Cemetery ….
This portion of headstone was recently found in the stream some distance from the cemetery. It appears to have been in the water for a long time.We’ve been trying to figure out what the inscription says. Any suggestions?
This charming wee house in Mt Victoria came on the market today. It was built in 1910 for Mrs Catherine Gray who is buried at Bolton Street. This house is a: “fine example of a New Zealand adaption of the Federation Queen Anne style in timber” – WCC Inventory Report. The architects were Thomas Turnbull […]
Well done Public Trust for getting the professionals in to refurbish the T G Macarthy headstones. Vlad was doing some detailed work on the lead lettering this morning – fiddly and time consuming but necessary to protect it for decades to come. T G Macarthy made a fortune from brewing and hotels and did many […]
Deep in Public2 section is this fine headstone to 28 year old George Henry Athea who “met with a fatal accident whilst in the execution of his duty”. He had been married to Kate for for two years and they had a young daughter, Olive. The tram had only been running to Kilbirnie for two […]
This angel standing adrift from her plinth caught our eye and the wistful words recorded beneath. Gladys was the daughter of Albert Edward Neilson and his wife Alice Maud Nicholls, who were married in 1903. Gladys died aged 19 months in 1908. Their second and only other child, Albert Kenneth, was born in 1910. Sadly […]
Photos taken on 30th November 2020
Everyone likes a game of “then and now” – which do you prefer? Original photo courtesy of WCC Archives Online. Original photo:Record Identifier39-8Date Range 1983Text on slide: Karori Cemetery CEM 008.Copyright Attribution Wellington City CouncilCopyright LicenseCC-BYCitation Wellington City Council Archives, 00557-39-8
Another “then and now”. Interesting how the Main Chapel was once so visible on the skyline, as was the Underwood angel, and The Shelter more open. The implements shed has undergone quite a transformation too! Original photo: Copyright AttributionWellington City CouncilCopyright License CC-BYCitationWellington City Council Archives, 00557-39-18