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Some of the stories of people/whanau buried in Blocks I & J in order of plot number.

Updated: Aug 11, 2022

John Hervey's grave in Block I is shown below. He was trading from a store on the Waipaoa riverbank in the mid 1800s when Matawhero was the main pakeha settlement of Turanganui. Sailing ships came up the river to collect salted pork and wheat, and shipped these to Auckland.

Click the link to view a document which includes brief sketches of the life stories of some of the people who are buried in Blocks I and J. The document is being added to constantly, and any contributions are very welcome.

The plots are listed in numerical order, but an easy way to find a name, the plot reference, or an event, is - after downloading the document, open it and use the function "Ctrl f". (Hold down the Ctrl key while you press "f".) This will open a "find" window where you can type in a search word.

Makaraka Cemetery - Blocks I and J
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