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St Patrick's Roman Catholic Church Cemetery

This cemetery is located in Panmure, Auckland. Panmure is about 12km directly southeast of Auckland’s Central Business District. St Patrick’s Parish occupies the block of land enclosed by Church Crescent, Queens Road and Sunset View Road.

In the mid 1840’s, the New Zealand Governor George Grey arranged with the British Government to set up defenses for the growing town of Auckland. The Panmure settlement was one of four areas set aside for this in Auckland at that time.

The Church of England and the Catholic Church were each granted about two hectares of land for their religious and educational activities. That land for the Catholic settlers included the present church, hall, cemetery and school land (excluding the Queens Road frontage) plus a “glebe”, a piece of land belonging to a church, on the slope down to the Basin.

The cemetery is the official burial ground for Catholic clergy in Auckland, and due to lack of space parishioners have been unable to have plots.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUWVO1OafaY - see this walking tour on YouTube.


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