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Sun 12 Nov 2017, 2:00pm–4:00pm
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 2:00pm–4:00pm
Sun 28 Jan 2018, 2:00pm–4:00pm
Sun 25 Feb 2018, 2:00pm–4:00pm

Where: Karori Cemetery, Karori Road, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

More than 650 people succumbed to influenza in the Wellington region during November and December 1918 and were buried in Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand.

Their graves are mostly untended and more or less lost from the collective memory. This 2-year project, which began in November 2016, intends to restore and remember those who died, cleaning and tidying their plots, cleaning their headstones, and researching the family histories.

Our summer working bees are recommencing. We have cleaned approximately 200 graves in the Anglican and Catholic sections of the cemetery and the next area that will receive attention is the Public area.

What to bring:
- Good quality gardening gloves
- A drink bottle
- Sun protection
- Kneeling pads
- Your favourite weeding tool (trowel, fork etc)
- Old toothbrushes.

Wellington City Council is providing buckets, shovels, loppers, secateurs, rakes, brooms, dustpans and brushes, appropriate scrubbing brushes and scrapers and woolsacks/fadges.

Please join us and feel free to invite other people you think may be interested.

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