Municipal Cemetery, Tapu, Thames Coromandel, New Zealand

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Municipal Cemetery
Thames Coromandel, New Zealand

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Municipal Cemetery, Tapu

Notes about the 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:

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

Photographed and indexed by Caroline Church

The status of the photographing of the cemetery is believed to be complete.

There have been 59 requests for photographs from the cemetery.

The latest details for the 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 view statistics shown below are from 8 Jan 2014 when collection of these statistics started.

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1BrookKathleen Brookfirst name on this monument190920049511206142492
Maxwell Brookhusband of Kathleen Brook1902198684

2ConnellBasil Connellfirst name on this monument1864192359392061703131

3DanseyAnnie Danseyfirst name on this monument187919183922061332512
Harry Danseyhusband of Annie Dansey1874194470

4GourleyEmma Lucy Gourleyfirst name on this monument192317206148225
Walter Gourleyhusband of Emma Lucy Gourley

5GrahamMary Grahamfirst name on this monument186119529137206168918
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

6HawkesGeorge Robert Hawkesfirst name on this monument1868189325332061645082
James Hawkes1873189320
Robert Edwin Hawkes1878191840

7HawkesHenry William Hawkesfirst name on this monument1871195685352061662354

8HawkesRichard Hawkesfirst name on this monument1865193671362061675021
Mary Ann Hawkeswife of Richard Hawkes1863194986

9HawkesRichard Mills Hawkesfirst name on this monument1840192282342061655144
Mary Hawkeswife of Richard Mills Hawkes1831192695

10HemaraWairueti Lucy Hemarafirst name on this monument1951262061572881
Isaac Francis Hemara1952
James Simeon Hemara1952

11HoltDavid Ernest Holtfirst name on this monument1876190933432061746151
Edward Francis Holtson of David Ernest Holt190019011
Susan Holtwife of David Ernest Holt

12JacobsHenry Moss Jacobsfirst name on this monument1836188751382061692401

13JamiesonEdward Jamiesonfirst name on this monument1853193077412061728482
Arthur C Jamieson1887192437
Thomas Jamieson1859193576
Phoebe Jamiesonwife of Edward Jamieson89

14JonesJoseph Jonesfirst name on this monument183919187947206178304
Mary Ann Joneswife of Joseph Jones1840191979

15JonesJoseph Thomas Jonesfirst name on this monument186419296546206177239

16JonesSarah Alice Jonesfirst name on this monument188219769416206147312
Arthur Joneshusband of Sarah Alice Jones1874193157

17KanePapa Dennis Noel Kanefirst name on this monument192220078527206158964
Kenneth Kanebrother of Papa Dennis Noel Kane
Aggie Tepaniafriend of Papa Dennis Noel Kane
Dulcie Joyce Kanemother of Papa Dennis Noel Kane

18LeeTollef Leefirst name on this monument184719227529206160163

19LowrieColin W J Lowriefirst name on this monument192419284222061533191
R Lowriefather of Colin W J Lowrie
M Lowriemother of Colin W J Lowrie

20LowrieRobert Lowriefirst name on this monument1856193983202061514056
Elizabeth Hannah Lowriewife of Robert Lowrie1862193068

21MataikaHimiona Mataikafirst name on this monument1851192170282061592031
Hira Mataika1881192140

22MatiuHone Matiufirst name on this monument191119554425206156149

23McLachlanEdward Jason McLachlanfirst name on this monument19331937431206162383
Phillip McLachlanfather of Edward Jason McLachlan
Pearl McLachlanmother of Edward Jason McLachlan

24McMahonAndrew McMahonfirst name on this monument180818918352061364774
Jane McMahonwife of Andrew McMahon1817189477

25McMahonAndrew Manfred McMahonfirst name on this monument186719558862061374381
Michael McMahonfather of Andrew Manfred McMahon
Mary McMahonmother of Andrew Manfred McMahon

26McMahonBrett Edward McMahonfirst name on this monument1956200448152061468662
Bryan McMahonfather of Brett Edward McMahon
Joyce McMahonmother of Brett Edward McMahon

27McMahonC N McMahonfirst name on this monument1898199395132061443951
Lilian McMahon1914200288

28McMahonEdna Eveline McMahonfirst name on this monument189719121592061405051
John Francis McMahonfather of Edna Eveline McMahon1871194372
Annie McMahonmother of Edna Eveline McMahon1878194163

29McMahonIan Norman McMahonfirst name on this monument193710206141671
C N McMahonfather of Ian Norman McMahon
Sarah Jane McMahonmother of Ian Norman McMahon1957
Gloria Dawn McMahonsister of Ian Norman McMahon1955

30McMahonLindsay Dale McMahonfirst name on this monument1954199541142061456041
Daniel McMahonson of Lindsay Dale McMahon
Helen McMahonwife of Lindsay Dale McMahon

31McMahonMichael McMahonfirst name on this monument18441903597206138170

32McMahonSelwyn Douglas McMahonfirst name on this monument1924198258122061435621
Betty Ruth McMahonwife of Selwyn Douglas McMahon1925198257

33McMahonWilliam McMahonfirst name on this monument18631916538206139209

34MelroseJanet Melrosefirst name on this monument189632206163188

35PlummerJohn Plummerfirst name on this monument1821189574192061506409
Maurice Douglas Homan1926200579
Mary Elizabeth Plummerwife of John Plummer1826189973

36PlummerMatilda Plummerfirst name on this monument186419175318206149224
Robert Armstrong Plummerhusband of Matilda Plummer1935

37PrattCaroline L Prattfirst name on this monument1886192640402061711842

38PrendivilleJames Prendivillefirst name on this monument1884192238212061523142
Clara Prendivillewife of James Prendiville

39RobinsonHazel Evelyn Robinsonfirst name on this monument18961897124206155338

40StephensSamuel Stephensfirst name on this monument184119117045206176217
Rhoda Stephenswife of Samuel Stephens1839191475

41TrotterRobert Russell Trotterfirst name on this monument1833191784232061544262
Francis Jane Trotterwife of Robert Russell Trotter1848192173

42TrotterWilliam John Russell Trotterfirst name on this monument1890195969302061614891
Emily Ethel Trotterwife of William John Russell Trotter1898195658

43WenzlickGregory John Wenzlickfirst name on this monument184019147442061357015
Anna Wenzlickdaughter-in-law of Gregory John Wenzlick
Irene Wenzlickgrand daughter of Gregory John Wenzlick190519105
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 Wenzlick1883191835
Johannes Wenzlickson of Gregory John Wenzlick1870193969
Mary Wenzlickwife of Gregory John Wenzlick1847193487

44WilliamsThomas Williamsfirst name on this monument184419167244206175466
Nola Kathleen Williams1918199476
Henry Richard Williamsson of Thomas Williams1885191833
Eliza Williamswife of Thomas Williams1862192664

45WilsonSusan Wilsonfirst name on this monument1879192041422061732051
John S Wilsonhusband of Susan Wilson

46WilsonSydney Wilsonfirst name on this monument193432061341611

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