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Hallowell Cemetery

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Date: 1842 to 1885
Location: Nelson, New Zealandmap
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Hallowell Cemetery is one of Nelson's oldest burial grounds. It is also known as The Old Burying Ground and Shelbourne Street Cemetery. There is little evidence of graves but a display board reveals some names of people originally buried there.

Hallowell Cemetery (1842-1885) was used for Māori burials before Europeans arrived. Then the New Zealand Company had set aside two roods and 30 perches for a gaol and cemetery. The infamous Maungatapu murderers are buried there, but outside the walls, as their crimes were considered too heinous to allow them resting places on hallowed ground.

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

About this Free-Space Page

This free space page for Hallowell 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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