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Bolton St. Cemetery: {10536} Bolton St. Memorial Park, Wellington. Wellington Hebrew Congregation, 80 Webb St, Wellington, 6011 New Zealand, Phone/Fax: +64 4 384-5081. Parks & Recreation Dept., Wellington City Council, P.O. Box 2199, Wellington. Normal 0 Part of the cemetery was taken for the motorway, but early settler's/colonial headstones still remain (nearly all unfortunately were damaged by vandals in July 2004) in a section named The Abraham Hort Lawn. The area was used from 1845-1901 until burials were carried out at the Jewish area of the Karori Cemetery which was opened in 1891. However several burials still took place at Bolton Street after Karori was opened. The first grave is that of a youth, Benjamin Levy, who died on 3 February 1845. There are still some graves of the 1890s and one dated from 1901 even though Karori Cemetery opened in 1891. Source: Michael Clements, (President, NZ Jewish Archives, 125 Black Rock Road, Newlands, Wellington 6037 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and Claire Bruell

Karori Cemetery: Karori, Wellington. Synagogues: Temple Sinai, P.O. Box 27-301, phone: (04) 385 0720; Fax (04) 385 0572. Wellington Hebrew Congregation, 80 Webb St, Wellington, 6011 New Zealand. Normal 0 Phone/Fax: +64 4 384-5081. The site was used by Temple Sinai beginning in 1960 [?] and is administered by Wellington City Council, P.O. Box 2199, Wellington even though the site was active from 1895-1969. Opened in 1891 and the Wellington Hebrew Congregation's first Jewish graves were 1895.

Makara Cemetery: Used by Wellington Hebrew Congregation since 1969. Normal 0 80 Webb St, Wellington, 6011 New Zealand. Phone (04) 384 3136. Temple Sinai, P.O. Box 27-301, Phone (04) 385 0720, Fax (04) 385 0572 used the site since 1985. Administered by Wellington City Council, Wellington; P.O. Box 21 99, Wellington.

Wanganui: {10808} A single marker contains the names of those buried there. In the late 1960's, before there was a single marker, the headstones in the Jewish part were all broken and piled up. (Whether vandalism or just neglect is unknown). The woman involved then has the transcriptions of what was on the headstones (at least the English inscriptions. No one read Yiddish so they did not try to copy it.) There might be some more information available. The woman is keeper of all cemetery transcriptions for New Zealand. The list has been published by the New Zealand Society of Genealogists on microfiche. Aaron Oppenheimer; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

For further information from Wellington, contact any of the following: The Wellington City Council, The Wellington Hebrew Congregation at 80 Webb Street, 6011 New Zealand. Phone (04) 384 3136 or  Michael Clements, (President, NZ Jewish Archives, 125 Black Rock Road, Newlands, Wellington 6037. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

UPDATE:  Normal 0 Early settlers/colonial graves are situated at the Abraham Hort Lawn at the top of the cemetery area and near the building at the back of Anderson Park". This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [July 2009]

 

 

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