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Sandon Cemetery, Sanson, Manawatu, New Zealand

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  • Mary Jane Harris (1836 - 1921)
    Immigration: Apr 20 1841 Wellington, New Zealand On board the Olympus, aged 4 years 10 months old, with her parents. Mary Jane had no memory of the trip from England as a 4 year old, all her memories w...
  • James Harris (1833 - 1897)
    Arrived on the SS Bolton in 1840 as a 7 year old, with his parents. James married Mary Jane Mabey in the first wedding performed in the newly built Christ Church Taita.
  • Benjamin Eglinton (1839 - 1916)
  • Stephen Avery (1864 - 1922)

Sandon Cemetery is located near Sanson in the Manawatu, it is often also referred to as the Sanson Cemetery. The address is 273 Cemetery Road, Sanson 4479.

Although located near the outskirts of Sanson, the Sandon Cemetery is located in an area known as the Sandon Block contained on the Oroua Survey Map. The Sandon Block covers many square miles in an area reaching from north of Sanson and east of the Rangitikei River through to the environs of Feilding. The history behind the creation of the Sandon Block stems back to the wars in Taranaki where men who served in the Army were given scrip which later could be exchanged for land. The Government brought in legislation prohibiting the use of scrip to acquire land in a township area. It therefore drew provisional boundaries on maps still virginal and proclaimed the enclosed areas as towns with names. Sandon was one of those towns and although a town was never built there, the town of Sandon still remains on survey maps today. Council has continued with that history by retaining the original name of the Sandon Cemetery.

There are 2 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war here.

  • Harry Wilford A'Court
  • Rayner Harris