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Wainui Cemetery Free Space page

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Location: Wainui, Canterbury, New Zealandmap
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Wainiu Cemetery, Wainui, Canterbury

Wainui Cemetery is Christchurch City Council operated. It opened in 1890 and is still open for casket and ash burials. It is located about a kilometre from the Wainui Settlement and is located on a hill with panoramic views over Akaroa Harbour and out to the Akaroa Heads. There is little in the way of trees and amenity planting within the cemetery, with the exception of birch and oaks to the northwest of the site and scattered areas of regenerating native vegetation.

The Cemetery has a unique layout with double rows of plots laid head to toe with an east/west orientation. The headstones are all positioned facing towards the east and distinctive family groups seem to dominate. The cemetery has a variety of headstones from older Victorian style plots and more recent modern upright memorial headstones. Most of the covers and headstones are in good condition.

(Information courtesy of Christchurch City Council)


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 1 profiles listed on Wikitree for this cemetery, which is somewhat short of the number of interments. Findagrave has 26 entries, and Billion Graves has 0. Irwin-2099 22:17, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

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

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