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Putaruru Lawn Cemetery Free Space

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Location: State Highway One, Putāruru, Waikato, New Zealandmap
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Putaruru Lawn Cemetery - Tirau Street Cemetery

Putāruru is a small town in the Waikato region. It is on the Oraka River 65km south-east of Hamilton about half way between Tokoroa and Tirau.

The name of the town comes from the Mâori word Putaaruru:

"To come forth like a ruru (native owl)" - sometimes given as 'Home of the Owl'.


NB there are two Findagrave pages for this cemetery.

Notable Interments

Putaruru Old Cemetery is the site of the official war grave of Graham Turner who died in 1943. He died on 18 February 1943 during World War II, and was the son of Stanley Campbell Turner and Annie Turner, of Putaruru.

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 218 entries, and Billion Graves has 14.

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

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