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Tararu Cemetery Free Space page

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Date: About 1873
Location: Tararu, Thames, Waikato, New Zealandmap
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Tararu Cemetery, Thames

Tararu Cemetery is situated on the eastern hill above the Thames Coast Road, just north of the Tararu Creek Bridge.

Land ownership was secured from Maori landowners in 1875, but the cemetery had already been in use by that time. The early events for the cemetery are recorded in some detail in council minutes and death notices published in the Evening Star/Thames Star newspaper of the day. Burial records date from August 1873. In Thames there were no churchyard burial grounds, and the Tararu Cemetery has no denominational divisions.

An excellent article about the history of the Cemetery written by Althea Barker is on The Treasury website at http://www.thetreasury.org.nz/TararuCemetery/Tararu.htm

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