Eyreton (St Thomas' Anglican) Cemetery

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[edit] Location

600 South Eyre Road, Eyreton.

NZSG: Q07.02

[edit] Description

Burial plots are still available.

[edit] History

In 1871, a meeting of Eyreton parishioners called in resolved to make an effort to build a church, and subscription lists were opened. Land for both a church and a cemetery was donated by Marmaduke Dixon.

The church was opened in 1874. The first burial in 1880 was of Thomas James Dixon, aged 11, son of Marmaduke and Eliza Dixon. Many of the names of the early burials were of young people until the end of the century when the seventy and eighty year old ages became common in the register. Many pioneers of the district are interred here.

[The Parish of Kaiapoi 1853-1982 by CWD Hodgson]

[edit] Burials

[edit] Acknowledgements

Waimakariri District Council publication "Cemeteries Within The Waimakariri District"

[edit] Return to Canterbury Cemeteries

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