Location: Mercury Bay, Whitianga
Surnames/tags: Cemeteries New_Zealand
Mercury Bay - Ferry Landing Cemetery
The Local Council refers to the Cemetery as Mercury Bay Cemetery, or Ferry Landing Cemetery. With the lifespan of the Ferry Landing Cemetery almost over, the Council have started working on building a new cemetery in Mercury Bay for interments when Ferry Landing reaches capacity.
Testing has been done on the land, and the Council believe this cemetery will be able to take interments up until 2021 or so.
Because many of the older burial records for the Ferry Landing Cemetery were destroyed by a fire in the old Council building in the 1940's it has been difficult for Council staff to get details about the older parts of the cemetery and also determine what spaces may still be available for burials.
Along with the GPR technology, the Council customer services team in Mercury Bay has researched some of the older burial sites at Ferry Landing to get a better understanding around the ownership of existing plots. This involves reviewing local knowledge from families, accessing wills and whatever documentation is still available.
1138 Purangi Rd, Ferry Landing
Mercury Bay, Whitianga
- See the Find-a-Grave page for Mercury Bay Cemetery. As of 28 January 2020, Find-a-Grave had 271 memorials which were 89% photographed.