Fortrose Cemetery

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A free-space page for capturing and recording interments at Fortrose Cemetery in Fortrose Cemetery.


Fortrose Cemetery

The earliest European Cemetery in the South Catlins, with the first burial recorded in 1873. James Wybrow, the first white settler in Fortrose, was buried here in 1878.

Children of the Fortrose school raised money to erect a headstone in commemoration of the people who lost their lives in the wreck of the SS Tararua off the South Catlins coastline in 1881.

The stone of Louisa Welsh bore an unusual epitaph "murdered by her husband" which was chiseled out many years later at the instruction of a local priest.

About this Free-Space Page

This free space page for Fortrose 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.

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 Team.

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Fortrose Cemetery
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