Mangere Piriti Urupaa Free Space page

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Date: About 1845
Location: Mangere Bridge, Auckland, New Zealandmap
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Mangere Piriti Urupaa - St James Cemetery

St James Church is the oldest Selwyn style stone church in New Zealand, and was originally an associated church of St Peters, Onehunga. The cemetery and church share the same 3 acres of land which was returned to the Tainui people in 1867 and is administered by the St James Trustees.

St James stone church and cemetery

The Cemetery is separately administered by the Mangere Piriti Urupa Komiti (Mangere Bridge) under the St James Trustees. As the church is an old one, it is known that there were burials from its early days. However, it does not appear that grave markers have survived, and some graves may have been covered over.

The gravestones were photographed and transcribed by Rae Franklin and Elaine Bell of the St. Johns branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists in March, 2008, and this record can be referenced at the Public Library. No burial records could be located and there are no plans showing the layout of the cemetery. Some early European burials were located but it was obvious that many of the early headstones and burial details have been lost.

The headstones that are in the cemetery mostly date from the mid 20th Century onwards.


Notable Interments

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.

  • Currently there are 0 profiles listed on Wikitree for this cemetery, which is well short of the number of interments. Findagrave has 10 entries, and Billion Graves has xxx. It is estimated there are at least 200 interments here.

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

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