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Karori Cemetery, historic and heritage tour

Monday 24 July 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:45 pm

$25.

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.

This is the event originally scheduled for Tuesday 4  July
Due to bad weather forecasts it was rescheduled for Monday 24 July at the same time.
If you booked for 4 July, your bookings have been transferred.
There are a few places still available.


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 recent visit to Wellington.   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 the main chapel at 15 Rosehaugh Avenue. There is a car park across the road. Meet us at the Small Chapel which is accessible from a footpath at the left of the main chapel.

If you wish to go on the waiting list email [email protected]

Cancellation: Tours are weather dependent.
The rainy day alternative is now Wednesday 26 July, 1:30pm – 3:45pm

Feature image: Detail from a stained glass window by Wilhelmina Geddes, at the Small Chapel, Karori Cemetery


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

Details

Date:
Monday 24 July 2017
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Cost:
$25.
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