1918 Influenza Project Karori Cemetery

Remembering those who passed

Past Events

Life In Wellington During The Epidemic

At our next session we will be gathering to hear a presentation by Barbara Mulligan about life during the epidemic in Wellington.

There’ll be a cuppa at 3.00pm, and a brief update on what’s happening with the blog, before we make our way to the cemetery to view the area that we will be working in next summer.

Come along and feel free to invite friends or others who may be interested.

Sunday 26 March 2017, 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Community Room, Karori Recreation Centre (behind the Library)
Entry is free, cuppa and biscuits included

Headstone Cleaning

At our next gathering Jarod Cohen of Guardian Memorials will talk to us about, and demonstrate, cleaning headstones – the do’s and don’ts.

The presentation will take place in the Anglican section of the cemetery and afterwards that is where the working bee will take place.

Remember to bring sun protection, a water bottle, good quality gardening gloves, and perhaps a kneeling pad and any old toothbrushes!

Sunday 11 December 2016, 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Assemble at the crematorium chapel, Karori Cemetery

Project Launch

We’re about to launch a project for those buried at Karori Cemetery during the 1918 influenza epidemic.

If you’re Wellington based, we’d love to see you at our first volunteer meeting where we’ll do an introduction,¬†overview of the ‘flu and the burials, safety talk, and then we’ll do a walkabout to the four cemetery areas where the burials took place. It should take two hours max.

We look forward to meeting you and please extend this invitation to anyone else you think may be interested.

Sunday 13 November 2016 at 2.00pm
Main Chapel, Rosehaugh Avenue, Karori





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