Ohaupo Catholic Cemetery Free Space page

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Location: Ohaupo, Waipa District, Waikato, New Zealandmap
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This is a cemetery Free-Space profile page for Ohaupo Catholic Cemetery in the Waikato Region of New Zealand.

NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE OHAUPO PUBLIC CEMETERY (non-Catholic) which is at a different location. The Catholic cemetery is a small private cemetery located on the on the site of the former St Finbarr church and has become the Hamilton Diocesan Cemetery.

This page was created to catalogue the names of those buried there, to link them to their WikiTree Profiles and to display photos of the cemetery.


2.4 kilometres south of Ohaupo on Route 3, west side of the Highway
4374-4386 State Highway 3
Waipa District
Waikato New Zealand

About the Cemetery

The Ohaupo Catholic cemetery is a small private cemetery located on the on the site of the former St Finbarr church and has become the Hamilton Diocesan Cemetery. The St Finbarr church building was disposed of after St Michael the Archangel church building was built and put into use. St Michael the Archangel was opened in 1916.

According to the Catholic News, on February 17, 1982, the adjacent land was purchased in order to increase the size so that it could become the burial ground for priests of the diocese as well as for local Catholics. [1]

Originally Ohaupo had a thriving Catholic population, with a base of Bohemian and Irish settlers making up the parishioners.

In 1982, the Catholic population of Ohaupo was about 400. In 2017 there would be no more than half-a-dozen. In 2013, the general population of Ohaupo was 519. With a diminishing Catholic community and a shortage of priests, regular Masses in Ohaupo ceased in the 1990s, and shifted to monthly at St Michael's.

St Michael's was decommissioned in about February 2017, and the land and buildings are to be sold. The intended fate of the Ohaupo Catholic Cemetery is unknown.


Find-a-Grave page for Ohaupo Catholic Cemetery
Billion Graves page for Ohaupo Catholic Cemetery

See Also

  • History of Ohaupo - Bohemian Association [2]
  • Ohaupo Catholic Church Decommissioned [3]

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 9 profiles listed on Wikitree for this cemetery, which is short of the number of interments estimated at this location. On Find-a-Grave there are 170 entries, and Billion Graves has 256. Irwin-2099 05:24, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

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

List of Interments

The list below are interments to be put into sortable table format:-

  • Catherine Agnes (Coyle) Turney 5 Sep 1885 County Donegal, Ireland - 13 Mar 1973
  • Ivan Pavich 8 Nov 1894 Kozica, Croatia - 25 Dec 1989
  • Ellen Katherine (Rayner) Pavich 25 Feb 1902 Ohaupo, Waipa, Waikato, New Zealand - 29 May 1976
  • Francis James Turney 11 Jul 1908 Ohaupo, Waikato, New Zealand - 3 Oct 1988
  • Frederick William Turney abt 3 Sep 1917 Ohaupo, Waipa, Waikato, New Zealand - 31 Oct 1956
  • John Turney 3 Sep 1874 Thames, Waikato, New Zealand - 15 Aug 1948

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