Friends of Karori Cemetery

Community Organisation

Friends of Karori Cemetery
73 Old Karori Road
Karori Wellington
5 days ago

Friends of Karori Cemetery: Upcoming Tour

Julia Kennedy from Friends of Karori Cemetery

The first Sunday of the month is approaching (I know!) and that means the Friends will be at the cemetery and running tours.

If you enjoy eclectic stories of early Wellingtonians, then our tour 'More Catholic Tales' is the ticket! Roger will share tales of a writer, a poet, a soldier … View more
The first Sunday of the month is approaching (I know!) and that means the Friends will be at the cemetery and running tours.

If you enjoy eclectic stories of early Wellingtonians, then our tour 'More Catholic Tales' is the ticket! Roger will share tales of a writer, a poet, a soldier and others on this 1.5 hour walking tour. Tickets are $10 per person (children under 12 are free) and to secure your place please visit our ticketing website:
events.humanitix.com...

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26 days ago

Friends of Karori Cemetery: Tours this Weekend

Julia Kennedy from Friends of Karori Cemetery

On Sunday 11th February we are running the following two tours. If you enjoy a walk in a beautiful setting and hearing some history along the way then this is the activity for you 🙂

Tours are $10 per person. To find out more about each tour and how to book, please visit our website.

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On Sunday 11th February we are running the following two tours. If you enjoy a walk in a beautiful setting and hearing some history along the way then this is the activity for you 🙂

Tours are $10 per person. To find out more about each tour and how to book, please visit our website.

Tales From the Vaults Tour - 10:30am
Who occupies the tiny homes of the cemetery?

S.S. Penguin Tour - 1:00pm
Stories from the fateful ship wreck in 1909.

friendsofkaroricemetery.co.nz...

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54 days ago

Friends of Karori Cemetery: Upcoming Tour

Julia Kennedy from Friends of Karori Cemetery

This year marks the 115th anniversary of the sinking of the S.S. Penguin on Wellington's south coast. It is a part of our history that not many people know about.

The Penguin was the inter-island ferry of its day. When it sank in a storm on 12th February 1909, two thirds of those on board … View more
This year marks the 115th anniversary of the sinking of the S.S. Penguin on Wellington's south coast. It is a part of our history that not many people know about.

The Penguin was the inter-island ferry of its day. When it sank in a storm on 12th February 1909, two thirds of those on board lost their lives including all of the children and all except one woman.

The Friends will be running their annual S.S. Penguin tour on the 11th February from 1-3pm. This tour will cover the stories of some of the many lives lost that night. Tickets are $10 per person. Please visit our website to secure yours:

friendsofkaroricemetery.co.nz...

Photo courtesy of the Alexander Turnbull Library.
Montage of images in memory of members of the Toomer family who lost their lives in the wreck of the ship Penguin. Dickie, John, 1869-1942 :Collection of postcards, prints and negatives. Ref: PAColl-3037-1-05. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22543380

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63 days ago

Friends of Karori Cemetery: Upcoming Tours

Julia Kennedy from Friends of Karori Cemetery

Our next tours are schedule for this coming Sunday, 7th January.

Philippa will be sharing stories of an eclectic mix of interesting people located in Gum Gully ... called 'Treasure from the Gully'! This is a truly atmospheric part of the cemetery and well worth a visit. $10 per … View more
Our next tours are schedule for this coming Sunday, 7th January.

Philippa will be sharing stories of an eclectic mix of interesting people located in Gum Gully ... called 'Treasure from the Gully'! This is a truly atmospheric part of the cemetery and well worth a visit. $10 per person, commences at 10:30am

We will also be offering our Intro Tour which provides an overview of the history of Karori Cemetery and the stories of the some of earliest burials. This tour is free and commences at 11:00am. Booking required please.

To book your ticket for either tour, please visit our website:
friendsofkaroricemetery.co.nz...

Of if you're just passing, please pop into The Shelter to say hello 🙂

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87 days ago

Friends of Karori Cemetery: Upcoming Tuesday Working Bees

Julia Kennedy from Friends of Karori Cemetery

Look at this happy and hardworking group who represent our Tuesday Working Bees team in Gum Gully. If you’ve walked through there recently, you can’t have failed to notice the transformation – all thanks to them.

If you would like to join the group, there are two more bees scheduled before… View more
Look at this happy and hardworking group who represent our Tuesday Working Bees team in Gum Gully. If you’ve walked through there recently, you can’t have failed to notice the transformation – all thanks to them.

If you would like to join the group, there are two more bees scheduled before Christmas: on 12th and 19th December. Bees will then resume on 16th January. There is no commitment to come to every bee, nor to stay for the whole three hours. Bring your own refreshments (as you can see demonstrated).

If you would like to find out more and where to meet, please email:
secretary@friendsofkaroricemetery.co.nz

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