Gravestone Photographic Resource cemetery list

A list of grave monuments in Municipal Cemetery, Tapu, Thames Coromandel, New Zealand

Municipal Cemetery
Thames Coromandel
New Zealand

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Municipal Cemetery, Tapu

Notes about this cemetery

The GPR holds 46 grave and 108 person records for this cemetery.

Caroline Church photographed and indexed this cemetery.

The status of the photographing of the monuments in this cemetery is complete.

There have been 34 requests for photographs from this cemetery.

In the Tapu Cemetery, rest many of the early pioneers of the district, and on the headstones read the names of those whose descendants still live in the area. Many graves are unmarked. Apparently this place was always a Maori burial ground, and in the early days it was agreed between the local Maori and Europeans, that any residents could be buried in this sacred ground [this may indicate why the area is known as ‘Tapu’] generally in family plots. However, the area has never been gazetted as an official cemetery as the Thames County has no records whatsoever and over the years persons were buried more or less indiscriminately, may graves now being unmarked. Eventually, the area known as the Cemetery Point, was sold by the local Maori and was taken over by the Thames-Coromandel council. In 1972 a fence was erected according to the line that had been surveyed prior to the sale of the main block of land, and unfortunately it was later discovered that some unmarked graves are outside this boundary. Some useful websites for additional research:

The latest graves details for this cemetery were added on 29 March 2012

Grave Monument Photographs

Below are the names that appear on the photographs held by the GPR for Municipal Cemetery, Tapu, Thames Coromandel, New Zealand.

If you would like to obtain a free copy of any of the grave monument 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 order an image page.

To see details of other people with the same surname, just click on the surname that is of interest.

The ages given on tombstone 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.

Monuments 1 to 46 for Municipal Cemetery, Tapu surnamefull namerelationshipbirth
agenotesGPR ref.viewsrequests

1BrookKathleen Brook19092004952061421410
Maxwell Brookhusband of Kathleen Brook1902198684

2ConnellBasil Connell1864192359accidentally killed206170741

3DanseyAnnie Dansey1879191839born 1888 daughter of Gregor Wenzlick206133992
Harry Danseyhusband of Annie Dansey1874194470one son Francis Dansey born 1911

4GourleyEmma Lucy Gourley1923206148960
Walter Gourleyhusband of Emma Lucy Gourley

5GrahamMary Graham18611952912061683400
Emily Allen Youngdaughter of Mary Graham1956
Alex Youngson-in-law of Mary Graham
Merle Younggrand daughter of Mary Graham
Graham Younggrand son of Mary Graham

6HawkesGeorge Robert Hawkes18681893252061641951
James Hawkesunknown1873189320
Robert Edwin Hawkesunknown1878191840KIA France

7HawkesHenry William Hawkes1871195685206166611

8HawkesRichard Hawkes18651936712061671131
Mary Ann Hawkeswife of Richard Hawkes1863194986

9HawkesRichard Mills Hawkes18401922822061651402
Mary Hawkeswife of Richard Mills Hawkes1831192695

10HemaraWairueti Lucy Hemara19512061571140
James Simeon Hemaraunknown1952
Isaac Francis Hemaraunknown1952

11HoltDavid Ernest Holt18761909332061742101
Susan Holtwife of David Ernest Holt
Edward Francis Holtson of David Ernest Holt190019011

12JacobsHenry Moss Jacobs1836188751wife - Sarah Levy of Auckland206169630

13JamiesonEdward Jamieson18531930772061723042
Phoebe Jamiesonwife of Edward Jamieson89formerly of Waiheke
Thomas Jamiesonunknown1859193576
Arthur C Jamiesonunknown1887192437

14JonesJoseph Jones1839191879206178810
Mary Ann Joneswife of Joseph Jones1840191979

15JonesJoseph Thomas Jones1864192965206177570

16JonesSarah Alice Jones1882197694
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She was known as Queenie of the Tapu flat and a known matchmaker at the Tapu dances where she played the piano. The cemetery had to be re-opened for this burial in 1976.
Arthur Joneshusband of Sarah Alice Jones1874193157

17KanePapa Dennis Noel Kane19222007852061582560
Dulcie Joyce Kanemother of Papa Dennis Noel Kane
Kenneth Kanebrother of Papa Dennis Noel Kane
Aggie Tepaniafriend of Papa Dennis Noel Kane

18LeeTollef Lee1847192275born Norway 1847206160500

19LowrieColin W J Lowrie1924192842061531130
R Lowriefather of Colin W J Lowrie
M Lowriemother of Colin W J Lowrie

20LowrieRobert Lowrie1856193983gum digger2061511171
Elizabeth Hannah Lowriewife of Robert Lowrie1862193068

21MataikaHimiona Mataika1851192170206159781
Hira Mataikaunknown1881192140

22MatiuHone Matiu1911195544206156470

23McLachlanEdward Jason McLachlan1933193742061621290
Pearl McLachlanmother of Edward Jason McLachlan
Phillip McLachlanfather of Edward Jason McLachlan

24McMahonAndrew McMahon1808189183born 1808 Limerick Ireland2061361203
Jane McMahonwife of Andrew McMahon1817189477born 1817

25McMahonAndrew Manfred McMahon1867195588gold miner2061371591
Michael McMahonfather of Andrew Manfred McMahongold miner
Mary McMahonmother of Andrew Manfred McMahon

26McMahonBrett Edward McMahon1956200448
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Born 15 February 1956 Thames Died 4 October 2004 Rote Island , Bali
Bryan McMahonfather of Brett Edward McMahonBryan Malcom McMahon Birth 1926 Death 2011
Joyce McMahonmother of Brett Edward McMahonNee Bronlund Born 1926 Death 2011

27McMahonC N McMahon1898199395206144901
Lilian McMahonunknown1914200288

28McMahonEdna Eveline McMahon18971912152061401371
John Francis McMahonfather of Edna Eveline McMahon1871194372gold miner
Annie McMahonmother of Edna Eveline McMahon1878194163

29McMahonIan Norman McMahon1937aged 2d2061412080
C N McMahonfather of Ian Norman McMahon
Sarah Jane McMahonmother of Ian Norman McMahon1957
Gloria Dawn McMahonsister of Ian Norman McMahon1955

30McMahonLindsay Dale McMahon19541995412061451691
Helen McMahonwife of Lindsay Dale McMahon
Daniel McMahonson of Lindsay Dale McMahon

31McMahonMichael McMahon1844190359206138520

32McMahonSelwyn Douglas McMahon19241982582061431361
Betty Ruth McMahonwife of Selwyn Douglas McMahon1925198257

33McMahonWilliam McMahon1863191653accidentally killed206139590

34MelroseJanet Melrose1896206163550

35PlummerJohn Plummer18211895742061502112
Mary Elizabeth Plummerwife of John Plummer1826189973
Maurice Douglas Homanunknown1926200579

36PlummerMatilda Plummer1864191753206149820
Robert Armstrong Plummerhusband of Matilda Plummer1935

37PrattCaroline L Pratt1886192640206171791

38PrendivilleJames Prendiville18841922382061521322
Clara Prendivillewife of James Prendiville

39RobinsonHazel Evelyn Robinson189618971aged 19m2061551050

40StephensSamuel Stephens1841191170gold miner born 1840 Somerset206176780
Rhoda Stephenswife of Samuel Stephens1839191475married 1864 Cheddar Somerset

41TrotterRobert Russell Trotter18331917842061541121
Francis Jane Trotterwife of Robert Russell Trotter1848192173

42TrotterWilliam John Russell Trotter18901959692061611231
Emily Ethel Trotterwife of William John Russell Trotter1898195658

43WenzlickGregory John Wenzlick1840191474born Bohemia arrived NZ 18662061354435
Mary Wenzlickwife of Gregory John Wenzlick1847193487
Shayle Gregorygreat grand son of Gregory John Wenzlick
Gregory John Wenzlickgreat grand son of Gregory John Wenzlick
George Michael Wenzlickson of Gregory John Wenzlick1883191835KIA France
Johannes Wenzlickson of Gregory John Wenzlick1870193969
Irene Wenzlickgrand daughter of Gregory John Wenzlick190519105born Puhoi
Frederick Wenzlickson of Gregory John Wenzlick
Anna Wenzlickdaughter-in-law of Gregory John Wenzlick

44WilliamsThomas Williams18441916722061751680
Eliza Williamswife of Thomas Williams1862192664
Henry Richard Williamsson of Thomas Williams1885191833KIA France
Nola Kathleen Williamsunknown1918199476

45WilsonSusan Wilson1879192041206173951
John S Wilsonhusband of Susan Wilson

46WilsonSydney Wilson1934aged 1w206134570

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