Hakataramea Cemetery, Old Slip Road, Waimate District, South Canterbury, N.Z.  


 The cemetery is on Old Slip Road and is cared for by the is cared for by the Hakataramea Cemetery Trust. Seen from Hakataramea Valley Rd. in Oct. 2012. The Willows are on the bank of the Waitaki just above Kurow.

61 names and counting.
Hakataramea spelt Hakateramea in some older sources pre 1891. Sandhurst an old name for the Hakataramea township.


Oamaru Mail 3 July 1915 Page 4
APPLEBY— Only (sic) July 3rd, at her residence Sandhurst, Sophy Margaret, the beloved wife of W. B. Appleby, in her 67th year. The Funeral will leave her late residence for the Hakataramea Cemetery at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday 6th hist. Friends are invited to kindly attend. G. L. Grenfell, Undertaker, Thames street.

Oamaru Mail 7 December 1900 Page 2 DEATH
Appleby.— On the 6th inst., at Hakataramea, William Parker Appleby, aged 75 years. The funeral will leave his residence at 2p.m. to-morrow, the 8th inst., for the Hakataramea Cemetery. G. L. Grenfell, Undertaker, Thames street.

Oamaru Mail 21 March 1902 Page 2 Death
BARCLAY.—On the 21st March, at the parents' residence, Hakataramea, John Ross, infant son of William and Cissy Barclay ; aged 9 months. The funeral will leave his parents' residence, for the Hakataramea Cemetery, at 2.30 p.m. on Sunday, 23rd instant. Friends are kindly invited to attend. G. L. Grenfell, Undertaker. Tees street, Telephone 105.

Oamaru Mail 15 August 1911 Page 3 Death
BARNES. — On the 15th inst., at Oamaru, William Barnes, late of Hakataramea, aged 78 years. The Funeral will leave the residence, Hakataramea, on Thursday, 17th inst., at 2 p.m., for the Hakataramea Cemetery. Friends are invited to kindly attend. John Moore, Undertaker, Thames street. [He arrived in Lyttelton by the Sir George Seymour, one of the first four ships, in 1850, and has therefore been in the colony nearly 61 years. He was born at Herefordshire, England, on the 3rd of November, 1832. Like most of the early settlers, he had to turn his hand to anything that offered. He was not long in finding his way to South Canterbury, and his first employment was in the bush, cutting timber for the old woolshed at the Levels for Messrs R. and G. Rhodes. He first settled in the Hakataramea and Kurow district in June 1863.]

Oamaru Mail 2 June 1920 Page 4 DEATH.
BEADLE. — On June 1st, at his residence, Hakataramea, Herbert William; aged 64 years. The Funeral will leave his late residence, Hakataramea, on Thursday, June 3rd, at 2.30 p.m., for the Hakataramea Cemetery. W. APPLEBY, 481 Undertaker.

Oamaru Mail 29 September 1887 Page 2 DEATH
Bell.—On the 28th September, at Hakateramea, the beloved wife of William Bell. The funeral will leave her late residence for Hakateramea Cemetery on Friday, 30th inst., at 2 p.m. Friends are cordially invited.

Oamaru Mail 12 October 1899 Page 2
Burnett — At her residence, Hakataramea, on the 11th inst., Eliza, relict of the late Hugh Burnett, aged 81 years. (The funeral will leave her late residence for the Hakataramea Cemetery, on Friday, the 13bh inst., at 2.30. Friends kindly accept this intimation.)

Otago Daily Times 29 July 1939 Page 12 DEATH
BURNETT. — On July 28, 1939, at Dunedin, David McKenzie, late of Mosgiel and Kurow; in his ninetieth year.— The Funeral will arrive at the Hakataramea Cemetery on Tuesday, the 1st August, at 11.30 a.m.—R. Campbell and Son, funeral directors, Mosgiel.

Oamaru Mail 11 October 1899 Page 2 DEATH
Burnett — At her residence, Hakataramea, on the 11th inst., Eliza, relict of the late Hugh Burnett, aged 81 years. The funeral will leave her late residence or the Hakataramea Cemetery, on Friday, he 13th inst., at 2.30. Friends kindly accept this intimation.

Oamaru Mail 13 January 1890 Page 2 DEATH
Burnett.— On 12th January, suddenly, at Rushy Bog, Hakateramea, Hugh Burnett, aged 74. The funeral will leave his late residence on Tuesday, 14th inst,, at 2.30 p.m. for the Hakateramea Cemetery.

Otago Daily Times 30 August 1949 Page 1 DEATH
CAIRNS—On August 29. 1949, George Thomas, beloved son of Thomas and the late Elizabeth Cairns. Hakataramea; aged 33 years. “At rest."— The Funeral will leave the Presbyterian Church, Kurow, To-morrow (Wednesday), August 31 at the conclusion of a service commencing at 2 pun. for the Hakataramea Cemetery. Stringer and Wilson, funeral directors, Oamaru.

North Otago Times 19 November 1889 Page 2
On the 17th instant, at the residence of his nephew, John Molloy, Hakateramea, Henry Delargy, native of County Antrim, Ireland. The funeral will leave Mr Molloy's residence for the Hakateramea Cemetery, at 2.30 p.m., on Tuesday, 19th inst.

Oamaru Mail 27 December 1899 Page 2
Delargy — On the 26th instant, at his late residence, Hakataramea, Bernard Delargy, the dearly beloved husband of Margaret Delargy, native of County Antrim, Ireland, aged 61 years; deeply regretted. R.I. P. The funeral will leave his late residence, Hakataramea, on Thursday, the 28th inst., at 2 p.m., for the Hakataramea Cemetery. Friends are kindly invited to attend. Samuel Moore, Undertaker, Kurow. Henderson

Oamaru Mail 3 January 1918 Page 3 DEATH
DELARGY.— At his mother's residence, Hakataramea, on Thursday, January 3rd, 1918, Bernard John ["Jack"], dearly beloved son of Margaret and the late Bernard Delargy; aged 35 years. R.I.P. The funeral will leave his mother's residence for the Hakataramea Cemetery on Saturday, the 5th inst., at 2.30 p.m.

Bernard Delargy who died at Hakataramea Dec. 26th1899 aged 61 years. R.I.P.
also my beloved son Bernard John Delargy who died Jan 3rd 1917 aged 35 years
headstone image
also

Otago Daily Times 8 September 1928 Page 10
DELARGY.— On September 7, 1928, at her residence, "Fettercairn," Hakataramea, Margaret, relict of Bernard Delargy. R.I.P. The Funeral will leave her late residence on Sunday, 9th Inst., at 2 p.m. for the Hakataramea Cemetery. Friends are kindly invited to attend. Stringer and Middlemass, undertakers, Oamaru. [aged 71 years]

also Henry Joseph Delargy born 8 Oct 1878 and died 4 Dec 1943 (aged 65)

Otago Daily Times 6 December 1943 Page 1
DELARGY.—On December 4, 1943, at his residence, " Fettercairn,” Hakataramea, Henry Joseph Delargy, dearly loved brother of Mrs L. Pavletich; aged 65 years. R.I.P.—Requiem Mass at Kurow To-day (Monday), December 6, at 10 a.m. —The Funeral will leave the Catholic Church, Kurow, To'-day (Monday), December 8, at 2.30 p.m., for the Hakataramea Cemetery.—Stringer and Wilson, funeral directors, Oamaru.

Oamaru Mail 4 December 1897 Page 2 DEATH
Downey. — On December 3, at Hakataramea, Michael James, beloved son of Michael and Winafor [sic] Downey, aged 4½ months. The funeral will leave the parents' residence, Hakataramea, for the Hakataramea Cemetery on Sunday, 5th December; at 2 p.m. Friendly kindly accept this intimation. W. Appleby, Undertaker.

Oamaru Mail 13 December 1915 Page 4 DEATH
DOWNEY — At Waimate, on December 12th. Mary, the beloved daughter of Michael and Winifred Downey, aged 35 years. R.I. P. The Funeral will leave the Catholic Church, Hakataramea, Tomorrow (Tuesday. December 14th). at 2 p.m., for the Hakataramea Cemetery.

Oamaru Mail 27 January 1904 Page 2 DEATH
DOWNEY. —On the 22nd January, at Hakataramea, Winifred, third daughter of Michael and Winifred Downey, aged 19 years. R.I.P. The funeral will leave the Catholic Church, Hakataramea, at 2 p.m. on Thursday, the 28ta January, for the Hakataramea Cemetery. Friends are kindly invited to attend. W. Appleby, Undertaker. [Drowned.]

Otago Daily Times 19 October 1932 Page 6
DOWNEY.— On October 18, 1932, at her residence, Hakataramea, Winifred, beloved wife of the late Michael Downey; aged 75 years. “Rest in peace.” Requiem Mass, 8 a.m. Thursday.— Friends are invited to attend the Funeral, which will leave the Hakataramea Catholic Church To-morrow (Thursday), October 20, at 2 p.m., for the Hakataramea Cemetery.—Stringer and Middlemass, undertakers, Oamaru.

Oamaru Mail 24 September 1907 Page 2 Death
EMMETT.— On the 23rd hist., at Hakataramea, George Henry Baskerville, eldest son of William and Mary Emmett, Hakataramea ; aged 29 years. The funeral will leave his parents' residence on Thursday, 26th inst., at 1-30 p.m., for the Hakataramea Cemetery. Friends invited to kindly attend. W. APPLERY, Undertaker.

Otago Daily Times 6 August 1930 Page 6
FINLAYSON. — On August 5, 1030, at her parents’ residence, Hakataramea, Alisa Evelyn, dearly beloved daughter of George Thompson and Evelyn Finlayson: aged 10 weeks.— Friends are Invited to attend the Funeral, which will leave her parents' residence To-day (Wednesday), 6th Inst., at 2.30 p.m., for the Hakataramea Cemetery.

Otago Daily Times 21 October 1949 Page 1 DEATH
FRASER.— On October 19. 1949, at Oamaru, Adam Gordon, beloved husband of Isabella Fraser, Hakataramea; in his sixty-first year. R.I.P.— The Funeral will leave the Catholic Church, Kurow, Tomorrow (Saturday), October 22, at the conclusion of a service, commencing at 2 p.m., for the Hakataramea Cemetery.— Stringer and Wilson; funeral directors, Oamaru

Press 30 December 1939 Page 15
FRASER —The Friends of the late William Fraser are invited to attend his funeral, which will leave his son’s residence, Thames highway, Oamaru, To-morrow (Sunday), December 31, at 12.15 p.m., for the Hakataramea Cemetery. Stringer and Wilson, Oamaru.

Otago Daily Times 30 December 1939 Page 8 Death
FRASER.— On December 29, 1939, at Oamaru, William, beloved husband of the late Elizabeth Fraser, Hakataramea; aged 86 years. — Friends are invited to attend the Funeral, which will leave his son’s residence, Thames Highway, Oamaru, To-morrow (Sunday), December 31, at 12.15 p.m. for the Hakataramea Cemetery. — Stringer and Wilson, undertakers.

Otago Daily Times 17 December 1932 Page 10
GREEN. — On December 15, at his residence, Hakataramea, John Green, late of Warwickshire, England, the beloved husband of Margaret Green; aged 78 years. “ His end was peace.” — The Funeral will leave his late residence for the Hakataramea Cemetery To-day (Saturday). December 17, at 2.30 p.m.—Walter Appleby, undertaker. Kurow.

Oamaru Mail 10 July 1909 Page 2 DEATH.
HASSALL. — On the 9th instant, Charles S. Hassall, aged 18 years. The funeral will leave the parents' residence, Hakataramea, at 12.30 on the 11th. W. Appleby, Undertaker.

Otago Daily Times 23 August 1938 Page 10
HOGG.—On August 22, 1938, at his residence, Hakataramea, James, beloved husband of the late Esther Hogg; aged 68 years. Friends are Invited to attend the Funeral, which will leave his late residence To-morrow (Wednesday), August 24, at 2.30 p.m., for the Hakataramea Cemetery.—Stringer and Middlemass. undertakers, Oamaru.

Waimate Daily Advertiser 11 March 1915 Page 2 DEATH
KELCHER.— On March l0th, at "Maunuatoro," Hakataramea: Joseph William, eldest beloved son of Leonard and Isobel Kelcher; aged 6 years and 11 month. The funeral leaves parents' residence at 1 p.m., FRIDAY; arrive at Hakataramea. at 3 p.m.

Oamaru Mail 5 October 1917 Page 3 DEATH
MAIDER — On the 3rd October, at Timaru, Jean, eldest daughter of George Maider; aged 24 years. Funeral will leave Kurow for Hakataramea Cemetery on SATURDAY, 6th October at 2 p.m.

Otago Daily Times 24 May 1941 Page 1
MAIDER.— On May 23, 1941, at his residence, Kauru Hill, George, beloved husband of Mary Kirkland Maider; aged 84 years.—The Funeral will leave his late residence on Monday, May 26, at 12.30 p.m. for the Hakataramea Cemetery. Stringer and Wilson

Otago Daily Times 2 August 1943 Page 1
MAIDER. —On August 1,1943, at Oamaru, Mary Kirkland, beloved wife of the late George Maider, Kauroo [Kauru] Hill; in her seventy-second year. Private interment at Hakataramea. — Stringer and Wilson, funeral directors, Oamaru.  [age 71]

Otago Daily Times 25 September 1934 Page 6
M'KENZIE. —On September 23, 1934, at "Belfield,” Hakataramea, Margaret, widow of the late Donald M’Kenzie; aged 84 years. Friends are invited to attend the Funeral, which will leave “ Belfleld,” Hakataramea, To-day (Tuesday), September 25, at 3 p.m., for the Hakataramea Cemetery. W. Appleby, undertaker, Kurow.

Oamaru Mail 17 July 1893 Page 2
Menzies.— On the 10th July, at Hakateramea, Mary, the beloved daughter of James and Matilda Menzies, aged 14 years. The funeral will leave her parents' residence at 1 o'clock, on Tuesday, the 18th instant, for the Hakateramea Cemetery. Friends will kindly accept this intimation.

North Otago Times 19 November 1918 Page 2 DEATH
MENZIES.— On November 16,1918, at Oamaru, James Menzies, youngest son of James and Matilda Menzies, Hakataramea, in his 35th year. Deeply Mourned. Friends are invited to kindly attend the Funeral, which will leave the Presbyterian Church, Kurow, on Tuesday, 19th inst, at 2 p.m., for the Hakataramea Cemetery. ALEX. HENDERSON, Funeral Director.

Otago Daily Times 18 June 1931 Page 8
MENZIES. — On June 17, 1931. at Waimate, James Menzies; In his eighty fourth year; late of Hakataramea. — Friends of the late James Menzies are respectfully Informed that his Funeral will leave his late residence. Rhodes street, Waimate, To-morrow (Friday), 19th Inst., at 12 noon, for the Hakataramea Cemetery, arriving about 2 p.m.— T. Collett, undertaker, Waimate.

Oamaru Mail 14 June 1898 Page 2 DEATH
Mills. At Sandhurst, Hakataramea, on June 13th, Robert Mills, aged 66, a native of Armagh. The funeral will leave his late residence for the Hakataramea Cemetery, on Thursday, 16th inst., at 2 p.m. Friends are kindly invited to attend.

Headstone photo with rabbit dropping on headstone base.
Erected by her husband in loving memory of Annie Milne who died 4th April 1887 aged 25 years
also the above Thomas Milne who died at Oamaru 24th March 1922 aged 71 years. Photo-shopped and the words are now a bit clearer.
ALSO OF ANNIE ONGLEY photo
DIED 7TH August 1961 AGED 75 YEARS
and her beloved husband
FREDERICK WILLIAM photo
DIED 28th JUNE 1969 AGED 90 YEARS
James Jones, Timaru [stone mason]

Oamaru Mail 31 July 1894 Page 2
Patterson — On the 30th inst., at Kurow, James Patterson, aged 53 years. The funeral will leave his late residence, Kurow, on Wednesday, the 1st of August, at 2 p.m., for the Hakateramea Cemetery. Friends are kindly invited to attend.

Oamaru Mail 3 June 1890 Page 2 DEATH
Patterson.— On June 3rd, at her residence, Clarkesfield, Margaret, the beloved wife of James Patterson, aged 50. The funeral will leave her late residence, Clarkesfield, at 11 a.m. on Thursday next, 5th inst., reaching Hakateramea Cemetery at about 2 pm.

Oamaru Mail 28 August 1906 Page 2 DEATH
ROBINSON — On August 27th, at Hakataramea, Samuel, third beloved son of William and Mary Robinson; years. The funeral will leave the parents residence on Wednesday, at 2 p.m., for the Hakataramea Cemetery. Friends are respectfully invited to attend. W. APPLEBY, Undertaker.

Oamaru Mail 15 September 1906 Page 1 Hakataramea Notes
I regret to record that, some two or three weeks ago, Mt and. Mrs Robinson, of Haka Valley, lost a promising boy, after a short and severe illness. Having taken a chill through getting himself wet, bronchial pneumonia supervened, and this being followed by other complications, the poor little fellow succumbed. Much sympathy is felt for Mr and Mrs Robinson in their loss—the first, I understand, in a large family.

In loving memory of Barbara Buglass, beloved wife of William ROBSON, Hakataramea who died 24th March 1927, aged 63 years.
Also William ROBSON, husband of the above who died at Teket Simonburn Northumberland, England June 21st 1936. Aged 71 years.

Oamaru Mail 26 April 1909 Page 2
ROSS. — On 14th June, at Hakataramea, Mary Jane, relict of the late William O'gilvy Ross, aged 73 years. The Funeral will leave her late residence for the Hakataramea Cemetery on Tuesday to-morrow, 16th inst., 2.30 p.m. Friends are invited to attended. W. Appleby, Undertaker.

Otago Daily Times 22 April 1933 Page 10
ROSS. — On April 21, 1933, at his residence, Hakataramea, William Henry, beloved husband of Janet Kennedy Ross; aged 68 years.— Friends are Invited to attend the Funeral, which will leave his late residence To-morrow (Sunday), 23rd inst., at 2 p.m., for the Hakataramea Cemetery.—W. Appleby, undertaker, Kurow.

Otago Daily Times 21 November 1933 Page 8 Death
SHEPPARD.— On November 20, 1933, at Waimate Hospital, Robert Sheppard, dearly beloved son of William and Rubina Sheppard ; aged 5 years 10 mouths. Deeply regretted. The Funeral will leave his parents' residence, Kurow, for the Hakataramea Cemetery, at 2.30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22.— Walter Appleby, undertaker.

Otago Daily Times 25 March 1949 Page 1
SHEPPERD.—On March 24. 1949, at Kurow, William, dearly beloved husband of Robina Shepperd and loved father of Dot, Dorothy, Sam, and Jack (late 1st N.Z.E.F.).— The Funeral will leave his late residence To-morrow (Saturday), March 26, at the conclusion of a service commencing at 3.30 p.m., for the Hakataramea Cemetery and Wilson, funeral directors, Oamaru.

Oamaru Mail 28 August 1899 Page 2 DEATH
Smart.— On the 27th inst., at the parents residence, Sandhurst, Dallas Raymond, infant son of John Thomas and Bessie Smart, aged 3 weeks. The funeral will leave the parents' residence for the Hakataramea Cemetery, at 2.30 p.m., on Tuesday, 29th instant. Friends are kindly invited to attend.

Otago Daily Times 15 September 1938 Page 10
STEELE.—On September 12, 1938, at Omarama, John McCall, beloved husband of Margaret Steele (late of Middlemarch); aged 58 years.—Friends are invited to attend the Funeral, which will leave the Hakataramea Hotel, To-day (Thursday), September 15, at 4.30 p.m., tor the Hakataramea Cemetery.—Stringer and Middlemass, undertakers. Oamaru.

Oamaru Mail 22 October 1913 Page 4 DEATH
STEVENS.—On 21st inst., at Kowhapa, John Stevens, aged 63; years. The Funeral will leave the Terminus Hotel, Hakataramea, for Hakataramea Cemetery at 2.30 p.m. on Thursday. Friends invited to kindly attend. W. Appleby, Undertaker, Kurow

Otago Daily Times 19 October 1937 Page 8
STEWART.— On October 18, 1937, at Waimate, Annie, widow of the late James Stewart, Hakataramea. In her eighty second year. Deeply mourned. The Funeral will leave the residence of her daughter, Mrs M. Brockie, Hakataramea, on Wednesday, October 20, at 2.30 p.m., for the Hakataramea Cemetery.— A. W. Good, undertaker

Oamaru Mail 23 July 1919 Page 3
TIDDY.—On 23rd inst., at his residence. Hakataramea Station. "William John,' beloved husband of Elizabeth Tiddy: aged 49 years. deeply regretted. The Funeral will leave the Hakataramea Station for the Hakataramea Cemetery, on Thursday, 24th inst., at 1.30 p.m. Friends invited to kindly attend. WM APPLEBY. Undertaker

Oamaru Mail 2 November 1891 Page 2 DEATH
Waldie.— On the 1st November, at Clarkefield, by drowning, Marion, the infant daughter of Robert and Flora Waldie. The funeral will leave her parents' residence at 12 o'clock on Tuesday, the 3rd inst., for the Hakateramea Cemetery. Friends are kindly invited to attend. Geo. Monkley, Undertaker, Hakateramea.

Oamaru Mail 12 May 1903 Page 2 Death
WELSH.— On the 12th inst., at Hakataramea, John Thomson, beloved husband of Elizabeth Welsh. Aged 69 years. The funeral will leave the residence for the Hakataramea Cemetery, at 2.30 p.m., on Thursday, 14th inst. Friends kindly invited to attend. Flowers respectfully declined. W. Appleby, Undertaker.

Oamaru Mail 6 October 1916 Page 3
WOODS.— On the 6th inst., at Oamaru (after a severe illness), Isabell, the dearly beloved wife of G. H. Woods, Empire Hotel: in her 21st year, R.I.P. The funeral will leave her residence of her mother (Mrs Welsh, Hakataramea) at 2.30 p.m. on Sunday, the 8th inst., for the Hakataramea Cemetery. Friends please accept this intimation. PHILP and O'BRIEN. Undertakers.


The view from the cemetery 20 May 2018. The pine tree right foreground is in the cemetery grounds. Kurow on the other side of the river.


Life seems to deal hard blows to some of us, but how grateful one must be for faith, which enables us to look ahead and hope for happier times. — DOT

Trustees

Oamaru Mail 1 March 1890 Page 2
The Hakateramea Cemetery Trustees ask us to acknowledge on their behalf the receipt of 4 pounds from Mr R. R. Orr, Station Peak. The amount was collected in sums of 1s [shilling] by Mr R.R. Orr from visitors to the station during the time that the shearing machines were in operation this season. This is an example worth emulating. [So 4 pounds was 80 shillings.]

There were 20 shillings per pound. The slang term for the old shilling coin was a "bob. The florin was two shillings. The crown was five shillings, in practice, crowns were commemorative coins not used in everyday transactions. The half-crown, two shillings and sixpence (2/6) or one-eighth of a pound.

Oamaru Mail 8 October 1890 Page 2
The resignation of Mr William Bell as a Trustee for the Hakateramea Cemetery is gazetted.

Oamaru Mail 12 November 1890 Page 2
Messrs Donald M'Kenzie and James Barley are appointed trustees of the Hakateramea Cemetery, vice William Bell and John Godsell resigned.

Oamaru Mail 23 August 1898 Page 2
Mr Thomas Wilson has been appointed a trustee of the Hakataramea cemetery and a trustee of the Hakataramea racecourse, in both cases in the place of Mr John Molloy, deceased.

Oamaru Mail 17 May 1898 Page 2 DEATH.
Molloy. On the 15th instant, at his residence, corner of Wharf and Arun streets, John Molloy, late of Hakataramea, and native of County Antrim, Ireland, aged 47 years. R.I.P. The funeral will leave St. Patrick's Basilica, at 2 p m. on Wednesday, l8th May, for the Oamaru Cemetery. Friends are kindly invited to attend. John Moore, Undertaker, Telephone 93, Thames street.

Oamaru Mail 9 August 1902 Page 2
A notice in this issue by the trustees of the Hakataramea Cemetery requests all who can to assist in the annual tree planting in the cemetery on Thursday, the 14th inst.

Otago Daily Times 17 October 1947 Page 1 WAIMATE COUNTY COUNCIL.
ELECTION OF TRUSTEES FOR HAKATARAMEA CEMETERY. PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in Pursuance of Section 7 of "The Cemeteries Act, 1908,” the following have been duly ELECTED Trustees for the Hakataramea Cemetery for the ensuing term of seven years: WILLIAM LANE McKENZIE, ALBERT ARTHUR McILWRAITH, WILLIAM GLEN WELSH, SAMUEL JOHN WELSH, and WILLIAM MENZIES. L.J. COLLINS, County Clerk. Waimate. October 15, 1947.

Private Donald Roderick McKenzie, NZEF Training Unit

Hakataramea Cemetery, Waimate District, contains the official war grave of one man who served in the New Zealand forces during the First World War. This is Private Donald Roderick McKenzie who died of pneumonia after measles on 21 September 1916 at 0200. Age 33. Block 14 Lot 8. Born 27th Nov. 1882 in Oamaru. Son of Donald and Margaret McKenzie, of Hakataramea. Presbyterian, single, sheepfarmer.
Volunteered. Service number: 34893. Attested 26 August. 1916. D Company 20th Reinforcements. 5ft 11", 13 stone [182lbs]. Eyes blue. Colour of hair dark. Approved by W.H. Hargreaves, Medical Officer, Oamaru.
Place of Death: Cottage Hospital, Trentham Military Camp, NZ. Donald's brother Mr M. McKenzie was present when he died. Plaque and scroll to Mrs McKenzie, Hakataramea 23 March 1923.
On Memorial wall, Timaru; Hakataramea War Memorial; Waimate First World War Memorial.


On Anzac Day 2018 between 300 and 400 attended the dawn service at the Hakataramea Cenotaph and more than 500 attended the civic service at the Waimate Event Centre. Eight soldiers listed from WW1. Seregant W. Kelk, Private D. Campbell, Private T.W. Haynes, Private D.R. McKenzie, Private R. Hannah, Private C. Ross, Private A.H. Walker, Trooper W.J. Clear.

Oamaru Mail 23 September 1916 Page 4 ROLL OF HONOR.
M'Kenzie, on 21st September, at the Trentham Military Hospital, Private Donald Roderick M'Kenzie (20th Reinforcements), second son of Mrs M. and the late Donald M'Kenzie, "Table Top." Hakataramea, aged 33 years.
"For Home and Country."
The funeral will leave Kurow at 2 o'clock on Tuesday, 26th September, for the Hakataramea cemetery.

North Otago Times 28 September 1916 Page 3 A SOLDIER'S FUNERAL.
IMPRESSIVE CEREMONY AT HAKATARAMEA.
An impressive ceremony took place at Hakataramea on Tuesday, when the remains of Private D. R. McKenzie, of the Twentieth Reinforcements, who died at Trentham from an attack of measles and pneumonia, were interred with military honours. The cortege left the Kurow Presbyterian Church, where a service was held, and the funeral was one of the largest seen in the district, friends and relatives of the deceased soldier and his family attending from far and near. A number of Territorials comprised the firing party, and the gun carriage and drivers were supplied by the Royal New Zealand Field Artillery. Captain Redmond, N.Z.S.C., represented the Defence Department. At the graveside Rev. Mr Bews conducted the burial service, at the conclusion of which the "Last Post" was sounded.

Press 10 July 1945 Page 1 Marriage
McKENZIE— ANDERSON— On June 22, at Christchurch, Daphne Bliaux, only daughter of Mr and Mrs F. L. Anderson, 150 St. Albans street, Christchurch, to Allister Douglas, only son of Mr and Mrs A. McKenzie, Table Top, Hakataramea.

Maider of ''Struan, '' Hakataramea

Otago Daily Times 5 November 1889 Page 2 MARRIAGE.
Maider - Brown.— At the residence of the bride father, Pembroke, Lake Wanaka, by the Rev. Drake, of Cromwell, George Maider, of Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland, to Mary Kirkland Brown, daughter of Mr Robert Brown, baker, of Pembroke, late of Glasgow.

Otago Daily Times 30 January 1926 Page 12 [David died 1926 aged 61]
Mr David Maider was born at Muir Kirk, Scotland, in 1864, and early in 1883 he arrived at Port Chalmers by the sailing ship Invercargill. He started life in the colony as a shepherd, and worked at big stations in Southland. His brother, George Maider, resides at Struan, Hakataramea [died 1941 aged 84].

Mary Kirkland Brown married George Maider in 1889 in NZ. The family consisted of three sons and three daughters. Children :
1891 Maider George d. 1957 aged 67
1893 Maider Jane [Jean - d. 1917 age 24]
1895 Maider Mary
1899 Maider Robert d, 1974 aged 75
1904 Maider Helen

Otago Witness 31 October 1917 Page 54 D.I.F. Old Writers' Week.
Dear Dot, Last Sunday the Roll of Honour was unveiled in the Kurow Presbyterian Church. The church was packed to the door, and after the service Mr T. Anderson, one of our oldest members of the church, unveiled the roll, containing 54 names of those who were connected with the church. Mrs J. Craig, our minister's wife, then sang " Crossing the Bar,' and then the "Dead March" was played for those who had fallen in the war. No doubt, Dot, you have not heard that one of our Old Writers, Heather Lintie (Jean Maider), died in the Timaru Hospital last Wednesday, October 3. She had been ailing for many months. The funeral took place last Saturday. A short service was held in the church at Kurow, then Jean was laid to rest in the Hakataramea Cemetery. Our friend Lintlocks is Heather Lintie's sister. Much sympathy is felt for Mr and Mrs Maider and family, especially their son George, who left his sister in health and strength and joined one of the early Reinforcements. For several years Jean has been nursing [since 1914 at a Timaru Hospital]  in one of the hospitals in Timaru. Trusting that we have peace and all our boys back again before another O.W.W., and wishing the page every success, — Yours truly, E. A. M. (Hakataramea).  

Otago Witness 22 May 1907 Page 75
Dear Dot, — I have never written to your page before, but I hope you will accept me as one of your happy band. I have two sisters and two brothers, and one of my sisters 13 a regular tease. I live 14 miles from the nearest railway station, so it would make difference if the railway came up this way. The Paradise and grey ducks are becoming very plentiful in the river opposite our house. The weather is sometimes very cold in the morning the ground is often white with frost. My brother has a large white ferret, with which he often goes ferreting [catching rabbits] ; but when it begins to get tired it sometimes goes to sleep in the hole, and has to be dug out. During my Easter holidays in Oamaru I went with my brother and several others to fish in the harbour. I enjoyed my holidays in Oamaru, although I prefer living in the country to living in the town. On Easter Monday several friends and myself went for a picnic. We left Oamaru at half-past 8 o'clock, and arrived at our destination at 11 o'clock after a very refreshing drive. We boiled the billy, and then sat down to lunch, after which we went for a walk in the bush, and gathered ferns. We left on our return journey at half-past 7 o'clock, and reached Oamaru at half-past 9 o'clock, after spending a very enjoyable day I must close now, with love to all the D.L.F. and yourself. — Yours truly, HEATHER LINTIE.

Otago Witness 2 October 1907 Page 83
Dear Dot, The recent heavy "rain " has made the river high. If the frost would keep away and heat come, the rain would do a great deal of good. The snow-capped, mountains round here look very pretty in the rising or setting sun. There are a good many young lambs about here; but we have none yet. We have too little pups, one black and the other yellow; they are both marked with white in exactly the same way. They are the most mischievous pups I ever saw; everything they see they try to destroy. My younger sister often gives them a hiding, but as she takes the soft end of the broom they don't mind. Spring has come, and with it many of the spring birds. We planted some vegetables, but the thrushes- are picking out all the peas. My elder brother is home for his term holidays, and he brought a chum with him, and together they are turning everything upside down. They are away at a sale to-day, so I have peace to write this letter. — Yours truly, HEATHER LINTIE.

Otago Witness 3 June 1908 Page 83
Dear Dot, — I was in Oamaru for my holidays, and I had a good time. One Sunday afternoon I went for a- ride in a motorcar, and I thought it was very nice. We went from Oamaru away out to Elderslie, which I think is a very pretty place. I was in the Oamaru Gardens, and they are very pretty. I enjoyed myself very much during my holidays. I had two pet rabbits, but when I was away a ferret killed one of them, so I have only one left ; it is a black one. It eats bread and butter, chocolates, and other sweets. My brother is home for his term holidays now. Dear Dot, do you like riding? I do. We have a chestnut pony named Dolly, and we have good fun riding her. Sometimes she won't let us catch her, and then we coax her with carrots, and slip a strap round her neck while she is eating them. I read! — Yours truly, LINTLOCKS


Waitaki River in foreground with the old bridge. War memorial and hotel at intersection to the right, back. Hakataramea River with a few willows in background, a typical New Zealand stream, with wide expanses of shingle and deep pools at intervals, finally passing through a rugged gorge and emptying itself into the Waitaki.


The cemetery is located on the map c. "A" in the word Old Slip ROAD. The sealed road heading north is the Hakataramea Valley Rd. 

Oamaru Mail 1 November 1895 Page 4
The Waitaki still continues to pour a respectable body of water to the ocean, and the fears of a flood owing to the rapid melting of the snow have subsided. This, on account of the connecting link between Sandhurst and Kurow the bridge—is a mercy to be thankful for. In contrast to the Waitaki with its rushing, roaring flood is the placid smiling Hakateramea, sauntering lazily along, in no great hurry to join hands with its brother river, the Waitaki, in its mad haste to the sea. It flows gently along its course between the mountains. Mr Roberts, of the Terminus Hotel, has placed a boat upon the river, and intends also to supplement it with a couple of canoes.


20 May 2018, it was a very windy (33mph) and cold day (44F). The higher the elevation the winder it got. Drove over from Geraldine to Burkes Pass (709m), over the Mackenzie Pass (just under 800m), Hakataramea Pass (965m), Danseys Pass (935m) and onto Arrowtown. In April 2016 did the trip in reserve from Millers Flat to Lake Onslow (700m), Danseys Pass, lunch beside the Waitaki at Kurow (268m) onto the Hakataramea Valley Rd and over the pass to Burkes Pass and onto Geraldine.

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