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Purewa Cemetery, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand

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  • Mercie Vencie Menzies (1860 - 1934)
  • Auckland Star (19 July 1924, p. 5).
    John Menzies (1856 - 1924)
    MR. JOHN MENZIES. Many friends in this city will learn with regret of the death of Mr. John i Menzies, at his residence, Remuera. Mr. | Menzies was a native of Perthshire, j Scotland, and came to New Z...
  • James Thompson Middlebrook (1858 - 1930)
    James Thompson Middlebrook was born on the 7th March 1858, making him just 4 years old when his family emigrated from the UK to New Zealand, so he would really not have remembered a different life than...
  • Alfred Ernest Forrest (1911 - 83)
  • George Henry Coldicutt (1863 - 1931)
    Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : May 13 2022, 5:35:08 UTC

In 1889, the Anglican Church established Purewa Cemetery through a gift of land. This cemetery is the final resting place for over 45,000 men, women and children, including many of Auckland's notable business and political leaders, clergy and V.C. holders.

Many of Auckland's historical figures have passed through its doors. Sir Paul Holmes and Sir Edmund Hillary were both cremated there.

There is also a long list of recognisable names among the interred - Sir Robert Muldoon and his wife Dame Thea are buried on the leafy grounds, as are well-known actor Kevin Smith and sports broadcaster Winston McCarthy.