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Bolton St Cemetery Headstone - John Houghton and family.jpg

This is the family headstones in their original Sydney St location. Photographed in the late 1960s by the City Sexton, P J E Shotter prior to the Cemetery being dismantled to kake way for the Wellington Motorway


Owner/SourceFind a Grave - Terry Love
Date1960
File nameBolton St Cemetery Houghton.jpg
File Size147.85k
Dimensions664 x 441
Linked toFamily: Houghton/Harris (F1706)

Bolton Street Cemetery, CBD, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand

Notes: Bolton Street Memorial Park is home to Wellington’s oldest cemetery, which dates back to 1840. The Park offers a tranquil, historically interesting escape, minutes from the city centre.

There is a heritage rose collection inspired by original graveside plantings. Blooms peak in November.

Many of early Wellington’s notable figures are buried here, including New Zealand company founder Edward Gibbon Wakefield, NZ’s longest serving prime minister Richard John Seddon, shoe merchant Robert Hannah, The Evening Post founder Henry Blundell and senior chief at Pipitea Pa, Te Ropiha Moturoa (of Ngati Mutunga).
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Cemetery Photos

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