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Karori Cemetery, historic and heritage tour

Tuesday 28 November 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:45 pm


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THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.

Peace, tranquility and intrigue.  Let an expert tour guide take you on a themed tour of Karori Cemetery.
Karori Cemetery represents and reflects the development of Wellington city from 1891 onwards, through two world wars, the 1918  ‘flu epidemic, and the economic depression of the 1930’s. It was in the forefront of the movement away from burial to cremation, and the crematorium built in the grounds in 1909 demonstrates this strikingly, being the first in the southern hemisphere.

The tour includes viewing the fabulous stained glass windows of Wilhelmina Geddes in the Small Chapel, the windows that were a highlight of Irish Arts and Crafts specialist Dr Joseph McBrinn’s visit to Wellington earlier this year.   Altogether, there are seven stained glass windows in the Small Chapel, six of them were designed and built in the An Tur Gloine (Tower of Glass) factory in Dublin. The windows were made by artists Wilhelmina Geddes, Michael Healy and Hubert McGoldrick between 1914-1939.

Karori Cemetery represents and reflects the development of Wellington city from 1891 onwards, through two world wars, the 1918 ‘flu epidemic, and the economic depression of the 1930’s. It was in the forefront of the movement away from burial to cremation, and the crematorium built in the grounds in 1909 demonstrates this strikingly, being the first in the southern hemisphere.

If you are coming by car, head for the main chapel at 15 Rosehaugh Avenue. Please park opposite the main chapel, there is a car park across the road. We will assemble at the main chapel.

Following the tour, afternoon tea will be offered at a Committee residence nearby.


Members $20, Non Members $25. Numbers are limited. (Includes tour and afternoon tea).

Tickets

Out of stock!Karori Cemetery - Non Members$25.00
Out of stock!Karori Cemetery - Members$20.00