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Some stories of people/whanau buried in Block C, in order of plot number.

Updated: Oct 17, 2023

William Donald Stuart MacDonald's beautiful red granite monument stands at the entrance to the cemetery at the corner of Block C. Known as a great horseman, he oversaw or managed properties at Ngatapa, Matawhero, Whatatutu and Tokomaru Bay before taking up Lorne Station on his own account. He entered parliament in 1908 and held several ministerial positions. After Sir Joseph Ward's defeat, William was unanimously chosen to lead the Liberal Party. He died suddenly while in office in 1920, aged 58.

Click the link to view a document which includes brief sketches of the life stories of some of the people who are buried in Block C. 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 - Block C, Dec 2022
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