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Karori Cemetery Headstone Henry and Harriet Underwood and Ethel Quinlan




Owner/SourceWellington City Council
File nameKarori Cemetery Henry and Harriet Underwood.jpg
File Size20.69k
Dimensions285 x 380
Linked toHarriet Ellen Houghton (Burial); Henry James Underwood (Burial)

Karori Cemetery, Karori, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand

Notes: Karori Cemetery is New Zealand's second largest burial ground, covering nearly 40 hectares. It was the final resting place of about 80,000 people. Today, it is a wealth of Wellington history and a peaceful place to visit.

The cemetery was established in 1891 to replace the overcrowded Bolton Street Cemetery. The Cemetery filled quickly and by the 1950s had nearly reached maximum capacity. Makara Cemetery became Wellington's principal cemetery in 1965.

Karori Cemetery's crematorium was New Zealand's first crematorium and is the oldest in Australasia, opening in 1909. It carries out about 450 cremations a year.


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