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Albany Village Cemetery Free Space

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Location: Albany, Auckland, New Zealandmap
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Albany Cemetery

Not to be confused with North Shore Memorial Park.

Albany Cemetery is located at 539 Albany Highway, Albany, Auckland. The cemetery is administered by Auckland Council. The contact is 09 415 8857 ext 8020 (North Shore Memorial Park phone number). Also contact northern.cemeteries@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz. The office hours are Monday to Saturday 8:30 am to 4pm.

The cemetery is a closed cemetery, and preceded the construction of the highway, which, due to widening, has become a lot closer to the plots. Some families expressed concern in 2012 about the widening of the highway and the encroachment on the cemetery. See NZ Herald article. As a result at least one grave was moved, and remains re-interred. The cemetery is considered a place of historic interest, with many old graves.

Notable Interments

Albany Village Cemetery is the resting place of a leading New Zealand poet, A.R.D. (Rex) Fairburn, who wrote The Disadvantages of Being Dead. Fairburn died in 1957. See the article in Stuff Poet gets new plot on a hill. His remains were reinterred as a result of expansion to the highway.

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New Zealand Cemeteries Team

This page is maintained by the New Zealand Cemeteries Team, who are part of the Global Cemeteries Project (and the Oceania Cemeteries Team). The aim is is to document the final resting place of those buried in New Zealand, to ensure that each cemetery has its own free-space page, which is linked to the category structure for Global Cemeteries, and that those buried in them are also gathered in the correct category.

  • For a list of Interments in alphabetical and table format please see the attached page (yet to be created). Note the interments list has not yet been commenced.
  • Currently there are 2 profiles listed on Wikitree for this cemetery, which is well short of the number of interments. Findagrave has 298 entries, and BillionGraves has 58. Irwin-2099 23:25, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

The overall progress of this endeavour will be found on the NZ Cemeteries Team Progress page.





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