Municipal Cemetery, Tapu, Thames Coromandel, New Zealand

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Municipal Cemetery
Tapu
Thames Coromandel, New Zealand

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Municipal Cemetery, Tapu

Notes about 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, many 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: http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~althea/ http://pearlspad.net.nz/Tapu-KeretaSchool.htm http://thamesnz-genealogy.blogspot.co.nz/2011/07/tapu-thames-coast-genealogy-resources.html


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 this cemetery is complete.

There have been 45 requests for photographs from this cemetery.

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


For information about this locality within Thames Coromandel,
have a look at the Oultwood directory for Thames Coromandel

Grave Monument Photographs

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

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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.

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no.full namerelationshipburial
year
1Kathleen Brookfirst name on this monument2004
Maxwell Brookhusband of Kathleen Brook1986

2Basil Connellfirst name on this monument1923

3Annie Danseyfirst name on this monument1918
Harry Danseyhusband of Annie Dansey1944

4Emma Lucy Gourleyfirst name on this monument1923
Walter Gourleyhusband of Emma Lucy Gourley

5Mary Grahamfirst name on this monument1952
Emily Allen Youngdaughter of Mary Graham1956
Merle Younggrand daughter of Mary Graham
Graham Younggrand son of Mary Graham
Alex Youngson-in-law of Mary Graham

6George Robert Hawkesfirst name on this monument1893
James Hawkes1893
Robert Edwin Hawkes1918

7Henry William Hawkesfirst name on this monument1956

8Richard Hawkesfirst name on this monument1936
Mary Ann Hawkeswife of Richard Hawkes1949

9Richard Mills Hawkesfirst name on this monument1922
Mary Hawkeswife of Richard Mills Hawkes1926

10Wairueti Lucy Hemarafirst name on this monument1951
Isaac Francis Hemara1952
James Simeon Hemara1952

11David Ernest Holtfirst name on this monument1909
Edward Francis Holtson of David Ernest Holt1901
Susan Holtwife of David Ernest Holt

12Henry Moss Jacobsfirst name on this monument1887

13Edward Jamiesonfirst name on this monument1930
Arthur C Jamieson1924
Thomas Jamieson1935
Phoebe Jamiesonwife of Edward Jamieson

14Joseph Jonesfirst name on this monument1918
Mary Ann Joneswife of Joseph Jones1919

15Joseph Thomas Jonesfirst name on this monument1929

16Sarah Alice Jonesfirst name on this monument1976
Arthur Joneshusband of Sarah Alice Jones1931

17Papa Dennis Noel Kanefirst name on this monument2007
Kenneth Kanebrother of Papa Dennis Noel Kane
Aggie Tepaniafriend of Papa Dennis Noel Kane
Dulcie Joyce Kanemother of Papa Dennis Noel Kane

18Tollef Leefirst name on this monument1922

19Colin W J Lowriefirst name on this monument1928
R Lowriefather of Colin W J Lowrie
M Lowriemother of Colin W J Lowrie

20Robert Lowriefirst name on this monument1939
Elizabeth Hannah Lowriewife of Robert Lowrie1930

21Himiona Mataikafirst name on this monument1921
Hira Mataika1921

22Hone Matiufirst name on this monument1955

23Edward Jason McLachlanfirst name on this monument1937
Phillip McLachlanfather of Edward Jason McLachlan
Pearl McLachlanmother of Edward Jason McLachlan

24Andrew McMahonfirst name on this monument1891
Jane McMahonwife of Andrew McMahon1894

25Andrew Manfred McMahonfirst name on this monument1955
Michael McMahonfather of Andrew Manfred McMahon
Mary McMahonmother of Andrew Manfred McMahon

26Brett Edward McMahonfirst name on this monument2004
Bryan McMahonfather of Brett Edward McMahon
Joyce McMahonmother of Brett Edward McMahon

27C N McMahonfirst name on this monument1993
Lilian McMahon2002

28Edna Eveline McMahonfirst name on this monument1912
John Francis McMahonfather of Edna Eveline McMahon1943
Annie McMahonmother of Edna Eveline McMahon1941

29Ian Norman McMahonfirst name on this monument1937
C N McMahonfather of Ian Norman McMahon
Sarah Jane McMahonmother of Ian Norman McMahon1957
Gloria Dawn McMahonsister of Ian Norman McMahon1955

30Lindsay Dale McMahonfirst name on this monument1995
Daniel McMahonson of Lindsay Dale McMahon
Helen McMahonwife of Lindsay Dale McMahon

31Michael McMahonfirst name on this monument1903

32Selwyn Douglas McMahonfirst name on this monument1982
Betty Ruth McMahonwife of Selwyn Douglas McMahon1982

33William McMahonfirst name on this monument1916

34Janet Melrosefirst name on this monument1896

35John Plummerfirst name on this monument1895
Maurice Douglas Homan2005
Mary Elizabeth Plummerwife of John Plummer1899

36Matilda Plummerfirst name on this monument1917
Robert Armstrong Plummerhusband of Matilda Plummer1935

37Caroline L Prattfirst name on this monument1926

38James Prendivillefirst name on this monument1922
Clara Prendivillewife of James Prendiville

39Hazel Evelyn Robinsonfirst name on this monument1897

40Samuel Stephensfirst name on this monument1911
Rhoda Stephenswife of Samuel Stephens1914

41Robert Russell Trotterfirst name on this monument1917
Francis Jane Trotterwife of Robert Russell Trotter1921

42William John Russell Trotterfirst name on this monument1959
Emily Ethel Trotterwife of William John Russell Trotter1956

43Gregory John Wenzlickfirst name on this monument1914
Anna Wenzlickdaughter-in-law of Gregory John Wenzlick
Irene Wenzlickgrand daughter of Gregory John Wenzlick1910
Shayle Gregorygreat grand son of Gregory John Wenzlick
Gregory John Wenzlickgreat grand son of Gregory John Wenzlick
Frederick Wenzlickson of Gregory John Wenzlick
George Michael Wenzlickson of Gregory John Wenzlick1918
Johannes Wenzlickson of Gregory John Wenzlick1939
Mary Wenzlickwife of Gregory John Wenzlick1934

44Thomas Williamsfirst name on this monument1916
Nola Kathleen Williams1994
Henry Richard Williamsson of Thomas Williams1918
Eliza Williamswife of Thomas Williams1926

45Susan Wilsonfirst name on this monument1920
John S Wilsonhusband of Susan Wilson

46Sydney Wilsonfirst name on this monument1934


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