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Dunedin Southern Cemetery

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Date: 1858 to 1985
Location: Dunedin, Otagomap
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Southern Cemetery in Dunedin

The Southern Cemetery in the New Zealand city of Dunedin was the first major cemetery to be opened in the city. Opened in 1858, this was ten years after the founding of the city. It was situated in an area known as "Little Paisley", which is at the southern end of Princes Street, one of the city's main streets, and close to the suburbs of Kensington, Maryhill, and The Glen (part of Caversham).

There are sections set aside for Presbyterians, Anglicans, and Roman Catholics, as well as a Jewish section, with many of New Zealand's first Jewish migrants buried there. The Central Otago Gold Rush saw a major influx of people into the city. Some of the new groups of immigrants came from Guangdong in China, and this led to a separate Chinese section being added.

A free-space page for capturing and recording interments at Dunedin Southern Cemetery in Dunedin, Otago.

About this Free-Space Page

This free space page for Dunedin Southern Cemetery was created to document the life and times of our ancestors that are interred there. The New Zealand Cemeteries Team is part of the Global Cemeteries Project.

This page is a work in progress, and will remain so until the Table of Interments (below) is completed. The Table of Interments is a sortable listing of persons interred at this cemetery, some or all of whom are linked to existing WikiTree profiles. Although all grave markers in this cemetery are being photographed, the photos can only be displayed for persons with existing WikiTree profiles. If you know of a person interred at this cemetery that should be linked to an existing WikiTree profile, or needs to have a profile created for them, please contact Darren Kellett for assistance, or one of the Cemeterists for The New Zealand Cemeteries Project.

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Additional photography and GPS data collection is needed, and previously collected data can be sent by email to other members willing to assist with transcriptions.
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Record a virtual tour of the cemetery that can be viewed as downloadable media on computers, tablets or other device. Such a tour would take the viewer around the cemetery to explore the history of the people buried here. Background information can be supplied. Those with mobile internet access can access online links to more information.

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