Te Henui Cemetery Free Space page

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This page has been created to record the interments and memorials at Te Henui Cemetery.


Te Henui Cemetery

Also known as New Plymouth Cemetery.

Te Henui Cemetery, also known as New Plymouth Cemetery, is the oldest public cemetery in New Plymouth, New Zealand. It was first used in 1861 after the Taranaki Provincial Council set aside 24 acres of land for the first public cemetery in the area. It is currently administered by New Plymouth District Council.

A summary of the history of the cemetery can be read on Wikipedia in the article for Te Henui Cemetery.


The main entrance to the cemetery is located at the intersection between Watson and Lemon Streets, where memorial gates were installed in 1924 on the request of Alice Honeyfield, a former resident then living in Sydney.

Notable Interments

  • The cemetery is the resting ground for the last eight victims of Titokowaru's War. (see Wikipedia)
  • The cemetery contains the Commonwealth war graves of 12 men who served in the First World War, and 19 men who served in the Second World War.

Other notable interments are

  • Frederic Carrington (1807–1901), local Member of Parliament, Taranaki Superintendent, and "Father of New Plymouth"
  • Paddy George (1883–1950), representative rugby league player
  • Monica Brewster (1886-1973), the lady behind the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
  • Leila Hurle (1901–1989), senior school inspector
  • Thomas King (1821–1893), local Member of Parliament and one of the original settlers of New Plymouth
  • Abraham Salaman (1885/1886?–1941), merchant, dyer, herbalist and charlatan
  • Thomas S. Weston (1836–1912), judge and 19th-century Member of Parliament

Cemetery "to do" list

Assistance is needed for: -

  1. photographing headstones and memorials
  2. tagging photos of headstones and memorials with the cemetery space name
  3. transcribing memorials
  4. creating profiles for those interred or memorialised at Morrinsville Cemetery (some listed in the table and not yet created) and linking them to the wider tree
  5. categorising existing profiles of those interred at Morrinsville Cemetery to ensure they appear under the cemetery category
  6. adding profiles and information to the sortable table of interments
  7. checking the table for missing information and/or errors
  8. re-checking the table periodically for new or amended information

Progress tracking

Currently in the table there are:

  • 0 entries in the table; 0 profiles linked; 0 transcriptions completed; 0 photos linked. Irwin-2099 07:37, 31 December 2018 (UTC)


Below is a sortable table of interments and memorials for Te Henui Cemetery. ILMO in the transcriptions is an abbreviation of "In Loving Memory Of". Not all interments or headstones have images or transcriptions possible.

Sortable table of Memorials and Interments

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