Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland
Notes about this cemetery
The largest cemetery in New Zealand, with over 70,000 burials. The first photo set is mainly of older burials, those with multiple names, and of badly damaged/deteriorating headstones. I am happy to photograph by request, and will be adding additional photos regularly. Full burial records available for searching: http://www.waitakere.govt.nz/cnlser/cm/cemeterysearch/default.aspx Between 1876 and 1881 a total of 228 acres of vacant land close to the Whau River was reserved by the Crown as a site for a public cemetery. In 1886 this piece of land became the public cemetery known as 'Waikomiti'. The new cemetery was the result of a pressing need to replace the Symonds Street Cemetery, and was officially opened in 1886. Waikumete Cemetery and Crematorium now covers an area of 107.7222 hectares and since 1908 has served as the main cemetery for the Auckland Region. It is the largest cemetery in New Zealand and one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. The Cemetery was administered by the Auckland City Council from 1886 until 1989 when control was passed to the Waitakere City Council. Other useful material: http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/western-leader/tales-from-the-crypt/more_headlines
The GPR holds 1161 grave and 3600 person records for this cemetery.
Caroline Church photographed and indexed this cemetery.
The status of the photographing of this cemetery is 10% complete.
There have been 675 requests for photographs from this cemetery.
The latest details for this cemetery were added on 23 December 2011
Grave Monument Photographs
Below are the names that appear on the photographs or records held by the GPR for Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
If you would like to obtain a free copy of any of the photographs for the names listed on this page just click either the GPR reference number or one of the full names. For further information please visit our how to request an image page.
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The ages given on monuments are often incorrect and so dates of birth should be consided as probable rather than actual. Please also note that all ages and dates of birth in red have been calculated and are not on the monument.
The view statistics shown below are from 8 Jan 2014 when collection of these statistics started.
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