Location: Stanmore Bay, Whangaparaoa, Auckland
Surnames/tags: Cemeteries New_Zealand
A free-space page for Stanmore Bay Cemetery.
Stanmore Bay Cemetery
A small historic cemetery of five plots located near Stanmore Bay beach.
ADDRESS: 159-177 Brightside Road, Stanmore Bay, Auckland.
- During daylight savings hours
Daylight Saving hours: 7:30am - 8:30pm
- Outside of daylight savings hours
Visiting hours: 7:30am - 6pm
- North Shore Memorial Park
Call 09 415 9646 ext 8020 (After hours calls are diverted to a contact centre)
The historic cemetery consists of five plots:
- 2 graves enclosed in a white picket fence.
1) In memory of Ellen the beloved daughter of the late J.R. Harrison and wife of Maurice Kelly. Died March 28th 1876. Age 20.
2) In memory of James Robert Harrison who departed this life on the 12th January 1870. Aged 53 Years.
- 3 graves enclosed in a white picket fence.
3) Missing Headstone
4) In loving memory of Andrew Arkle who died 26th November, 1911. Aged 71 Years. Also his wife Matilda, who died 14th June, 1916. Aged 75 Years.
5) In loving memory of Winifred the wife of A.T. Arkle died 17th January, 1914, Aged 45 Years.
Cemetery Vandalism and news.
In 2009 it was reported in 2009 that a theft had occurred of a plaque, worth $1000, from the cemetery. There had also been littering and spray cans for tagging had been left at the site. The article (republished in Stuff newspaper) also had the following information on those buried in the cemetery:
- The Rodney District Council is responsible for maintaining the tiny graveyard - one of two in a picturesque spot beside the water at Stanmore Bay – in which members of the Harrison family are buried.
- They include Ellen Kelly, nee Harrison, who died in 1876. She was 15 in September 1871 when she married Maurice Kelly whose parents, both regarded as memorably flamboyant characters, ran the Wade Hotel at Silverdale.
- She had two children before she died at the age of 20...
- ...Ellen Kelly's father, James Robert Harrison, who died six years before her at the age of 65, is buried in the same Stanmore Bay plot, around which the council had provided a low, white picket fence. The plaque was just in front of the fence.
- A few metres away, under a bower of native trees, is a similar private cemetery in which are buried members of the Arkle family - after which Arkles Bay is named.
- They include Andrew Arkle, one of two brothers who owned boarding houses facing the beach at Arkles Bay.
- He was 71 when he died in November 1814.
- Near him is buried wife Winifrid, who died the same year at 45.
- "Thieves prey on grave site" Jan 31 2009, Rodney Times