Barbadoes Street Cemetery

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Barbadoes Street Cemetery
Barbadoes Street Cemetery, 2010.jpg
The Barbadoes Street Cemetery in Christchurch in October 2010
Details
Year established 1851
Location Christchurch Central City
Country New Zealand
Owned by Christchurch City Council
Website Christchurch libraries entry for Barbadoes Street Cemetery
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The Barbadoes Street Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand. It was set up with three discrete areas for different denominations.

Description[edit]

The cemetery was included in the original survey of Christchurch that was carried out in 1850. It was set up for three separate denominations:[1]

  • Reserve 20 was set aside for the Church of England; this was an area east of Barbadoes Street.
  • Reserve 42 was set aside for Roman Catholics; this was an area west of Barbadoes Street.
  • Reserve 43 was set aside for Dissenters; this was also an area west of Barbadoes Street and south of Reserve 42.

The Canterbury Provincial Council passed the Cemetery Reserves Management Ordinance, 1870.[2] Based on this Ordinance, a Dissenters Cemetery Board was appointed in August 1871, comprising George Booth, George Gould (father of the businessman of the same name), James Jameson (who at the time of his appointment was Mayor of Christchurch), Francis James Garrick (a former member of the Provincial Council) and Thomas Abbott (a nurseryman).[3][4]

Burials[edit]

Liquefaction in Barbadoes Street Cemetery

Some of the notable people buried at the cemetery include:

At least six members of parliament are buried at Barbadoes Street:

Six former Mayors of Christchurch are buried at the Barbadoes Street Cemetery:[22]

Memorials, obelisks and headstones were damaged in the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake and silt from liquefaction covers part of the cemetery.[23]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bowman 2009, p. 10.
  2. ^ "Provincial Council". Star (575). 24 March 1870. p. 2. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Bowman 2009, p. 12.
  4. ^ "Touchstone" (PDF). Christchurch: Methodist Church of NZ. May 2009. p. 15. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  5. ^ Greenaway 2007, p. 47.
  6. ^ "Dr Alfred Charles Barker, photographer, 1819–1873". Christchurch City Libraries. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  7. ^ Greenaway 2007, pp. 27f.
  8. ^ "Funeral of Mr Colborne-Veel". The Star (5326). 2 August 1895. p. 4. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  9. ^ Greenaway 2007, pp. 28f.
  10. ^ Greenaway 2007, pp. 49ff.
  11. ^ Greenaway 2007, p. 38.
  12. ^ Greenaway 2007, pp. 36f.
  13. ^ Greenaway 2007, p. 27.
  14. ^ "Arbitration Court at Kaiapoi". The Press. LXIII (12904). 9 September 1907. p. 7. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  15. ^ Greenaway 2007, p. 52.
  16. ^ "The Late Mr J. T. Fisher". The Press LXII (12085). 6 January 1905. p. 5. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  17. ^ "Deaths". The Star (6955). 9 September 1890. p. 3. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
  18. ^ Greenaway 2007, pp. 17f.
  19. ^ Greenaway 2007, p. 23.
  20. ^ Greenaway 2007, p. 40.
  21. ^ "The late Mr W. H. Wynn-Williams". The Press (14810). XLIX. 30 October 1913. p. 2. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  22. ^ Greenaway 2007, p. 4.
  23. ^ Carville, Olivia (18 May 2011). "Damaged graves may not be repaired, expert says". The Press. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 

References[edit]

Coordinates: 43°31′27″S 172°38′44″E / 43.524265°S 172.6455°E / -43.524265; 172.6455