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Offline SpudKiwi

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Re: Hillsborough Cemetery, Auckland - map?
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 18 June 15 05:57 BST (UK) »
Better wear shoes that have spikes on them :D


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Being winter, I'll take my gumboots. And a hard-hat. Wouldn't want to slip and get cracked-skull syndrome from hitting something other than grass!
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Re: Hillsborough Cemetery, Auckland - map?
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 18 June 15 05:58 BST (UK) »
Ski poles might be handy  ;D ;D

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Re: Hillsborough Cemetery, Auckland - map?
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 18 June 15 06:05 BST (UK) »
Ski poles might be handy  ;D ;D

Cheers Janette
I was going to take Dad with me but I might rethink that now. He's not overly steady these days.
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Re: Hillsborough Cemetery, Auckland - map?
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 21 June 15 05:26 BST (UK) »
We (Mum, Dad, hubby and I) went to the cemetery today.

The plot turned out to be quite close to the carpark and we found it in about 5 minutes thanks to the excellent maps provided by Janette.

Ski poles were not necessary, nor spiked boots. The headstone is still quite readable but starting to show signs of wear. The concrete surface has a big crack in it, and I've seen far too many zombie movies to be entirely comfortable with that.

Where can I buy those concrete-based flower holders? I saw some on other graves and thought they looked like a good idea, if you cement them to the concrete surface.
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MATHEWS - Comber NI
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Re: Hillsborough Cemetery, Auckland - map?
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 21 June 15 06:06 BST (UK) »
Hi

I am so pleased you found the grave.
A monumental mason will have the flowerpot holders there are a few in South Auckland and they have 0800 phone numbers

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Re: Hillsborough Cemetery, Auckland - map?
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 26 March 17 05:43 BST (UK) »
Did a detailed map with plot numbers get posted? If not, does anyone have one? Rosemary F

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Re: Hillsborough Cemetery, Auckland - map?
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 26 March 17 06:02 BST (UK) »
Yes, the maps were emailed to me.
If you message me your email address I can forward them to you.
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Re: Hillsborough Cemetery, Auckland - map?
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 26 March 17 06:38 BST (UK) »
Dear Spud Kiwi, is it possible to post the maps as a PDF as I know other people who would be interested? A lot of the plots are impossible to read. Look forward to hearing from you. Rosemary F

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Re: Hillsborough Cemetery, Auckland - map?
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 26 March 17 06:53 BST (UK) »
Hi Rosemary,

I just had a look at the maps Janette sent me. They are just for the area I was looking for, not for the whole cemetery, and the files are bigger than is allowed for attachments.
I am happy to email what I have to you but they might not cover the area you are interested in.
There is a pdf of the overall cemetery by Whenu earlier in this thread.
Otherwise perhaps try contacting Janette.
BELL - Crumlin / Glenavy / New Zealand
CORMICAN - Crumlin
WHITE - Crumlin
MATHEWS - Comber NI
TOLERTON - New Zealand