Symonds Street Cemetery

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Some may find a certain appeal in the mystery of old cemeteries… wondering who these people were, and how they died. But every now and then a gravestone begs for some demystification.

If you happen to find the grave of 17-year-old Emily Mary Keeling (“who was shot while on her way to the Primitive Methodist Church Bible Class” in 1886), you may be interested in this really in-depth description of the events that led to Emily’s murder: The murder of Emily KEELING<br>Auckland 1886

Great link, really interesting to know

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I reckon another good NZ cemetery addition for AO would be the one located right in the middle of some college campus in Wellington. Can’t even remember the school and don’t have pictures, but it’s up the same hill as the cablecar.

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