Notable Graves/Friends of Purewa

Those Who Have Gone Before Us

We are proud to have the history of Auckland reflected in our grounds, with some of New Zealand’s earliest settlers and notable citizens laid to rest here. Many notable people have biographies that have been thoughtfully written by a researcher. Please search to find someone specific, or browse by category (below).

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Friends of Purewa

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Purewa is a living space, woven into Auckland’s history as an embodiment of the city’s values and a preserve of its natural beauty. More than 55,000 Aucklanders and others rest here, representing the deep legacy of a city known for its warm embrace of all who came to her shores.

The aim of the Friends of Purewa voluntary group is to foster awareness of this rich history through research, storytelling and the preservation of Purewa’s park-like grounds and gardens. Gardening, grave cleaning, genealogical and biographical research and development of guided walking tours are all part of the Friends experience.

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