Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Southern Cemetery


The positive aspect of moving house is that I can get to know a different area of the city. My partner, my daughter and I went walking around the beautiful Southern Cemetery in the weekend. I lived nearby over 20 years ago when I first came to Dunedin and I'd forgotten what a fascinating and historic part of town it is. I'll endeavour to make the most of the next two months living in this area by taking lots of walks and re-discovering it.






 
The Southern Cemetery in the New Zealand city of Dunedin was the first major cemetery to be opened in the city. The cemetery was opened in 1858, ten years after the founding of the city in an area known as "Little Paisley".[1] This area lies at the southern end of Princes Street, one of the city's main streets, close to the suburbs of Kensington, Maryhill, and The Glen (part of Caversham).
The cemetery had separate sections set aside for Presbyterians, Anglicans, and Roman catholics, as well as a Jewish section. The 1860s saw a major influx of people into the city due to the Central Otago Gold Rush, including a large number of Chinese from Guangdong; a separate Chinese section to the cemetery was added in the years that followed.[2] A large proportion of New Zealand's early Jewish immigrants are buried in the cemetery's Jewish section.[3]
The Northern Cemetery, at the other end of the city's main urban area, was opened in 1872. Neither of these cemeteries are still used for new burials (the last burials at the Southern Cemetery were in 1985); as of 2009 Dunedin's main cemetery is at Andersons Bay in the south of the city.
In all, some 23,000 burials were recorded at the Southern Cemetery. Many notable figures from the early settlement of the city are buried in the Southern Cemetery, among them Captain William Cargill, Thomas Burns and Johnny Jones. Other noted Dunedinites buried in the cemetery include Dorothy Theomin, Bendix Hallenstein, and William Downie Stewart.
Much of the cemetery is in a poor state of maintenance, though there are plans to repair some of its more damaged areas

3 comments:

  1. Hi Claire,
    Thanks for posting this on your blog. I have just found out that my great-grandfather James Hugh Fahey was a sextant at this cemetery from around the first World War till his retirement. He and his family (his wife and his youngest four daughters) would have been living in the Sextant cottage on the grounds somewhere (now long gone I hear). It looks a beautiful place to visit. I hope to get down there soon.

    Jim was apparently a kind soul. His daughter Ruby, my Nana, remembered her sisters being allowed to ceremoniously scatter rose petals on the new graves. It evidently became quite a ritual for them.

    With your permission, I will link this to the blog post I am currently writing on their family so people can get an idea of how lovely it is.

    Pam Templeton (Auckland)

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    1. How lovely! Of course, feel free to use it!

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    2. Mà lúc này, năm bộ Kim Tiên Khôi lỗi hoàng mang tràn ngập, một cổ khí tức mạnh mẽ phóng lên trời, Rốt cục Kim tiên khôi lỗi cũng đạt tới Tiên khôi, Nhạc Thành mĩm cười vui vẻ.

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