Rangiora (St Joseph's Catholic) Cemetery

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[edit] Location

Corner of Percival and George Streets.

NZSG: Q06.07

[edit] Description

The cemetery was closed about 1968, the old tombstones removed, and the area levelled to be used as a playing field by the pupils of St Joseph’s School. A monument is inscribed with the names of those known to be buried there.

[edit] History

This cemetery, which was situated behind the church buildings, was on land donated by Sir Westby Brock Perceval, and was consecrated on 28 July 1871. The earliest known burial was in 1872. A large cross was erected which stood fifteen feet high and was carved from a solid black pine trunk twenty feet in length.

[edit] Burials

[edit] Acknowledgements

Waimakariri District Council publication "Cemeteries Within The Waimakariri District"

[edit] Return to Canterbury Cemeteries

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