Wellington Cemeteries

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Wellington Cemeteries

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  • onitada
    Wellington, New Zealand229 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This Cemetary is part of an historic walk. The Bolton cemetery itself has been cut in half by a motorway, there is a walking bridge over the motorway, so each part that remains connects what was Wellingtons first burial ground. The cemetery contains politicians, original settlers, Anzac soldiers, and a Jewish quarter. The gravestones and tombs are beautifully connected by paths that are a mixture of pathed and dirt. The graves are in various condition, on the city side is an early colonial cottage, containing historical facts about Wellington. The cemetery connects to the botanical gardens. It will take about 6000 steps.
    Written 14 April 2024
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  • KiWombat-18
    Greymouth, New Zealand91 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went here to track down my Great Grandfather and a few other blasts from the past. The office was most helpful, and provided a map with directions to find the areas I was seeking.

    Also was able to find new information, as one of the graves I sought was a "double decker" with my ancestor downstairs and a more recently bereaved relative interred above.

    If you have any history here, then worth spending an hour or two.
    Written 8 October 2019
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  • Lissel A
    Brisbane, Australia667 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I found this wonderful heritage site listed as part of the brochure "Explore Wellington: city to sea walkway" I obtained from the isite. Because we were staying at the Travelodge, we were able to walk up plimmers steps and follow the roads up to the cemetery using the map in that brochure plus other area maps. The Catholic cemetery is a protected heritage site, with many graves of maritime personalities and and church folk. We climbed all the way to the top where the largest headstone and plot turned out to be a group plot for priests enclosed by wrought iron with climbing roses and a bed of white bleached shells. Beautiful. And from up here, as well as lower in the cemetery, you get great views out over the city. I expect you could drive her via the roads in the University then walk down from the top to make it easier. If you're a fan of historic cemeteries as I am then this is a much more atmospheric destination than the Bolton St Cemetery (separate review), but complements it nicely with it's different range of "residents" and the catholic and maritime flavour.
    Written 30 November 2015
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