Cemeteries

Cemeteries in the Southland District are either looked after by Council or a trust, or in the case of a few small burial grounds, by different groups.

If you are looking for information on a specific grave, please go to the cemetery search

Other cemetery information held by Council includes all known information on:

  • Historic burial sites
  • Some "lonely graves" on private land
  • Closed or disused cemeteries, such as at Clifden, Horseshoe Bay, Tararua Acre and Mokoreta
  • Maori burial grounds
  • Miscellaneous information discovered on Council files or made available by genealogists and members of the public

For enquiries regarding Council administered cemeteries, please contact the following district offices:

Office

Cemeteries Administered

Otautau

Calcium, Centre Hill, Edendale, Otautau, Wairio, Wreys Bush, Wyndham

Winton

Dipton, East Winton, Winton, Woodlands

Te Anau

Lumsden, Lynwood

Riverton

Halfmoon Bay, Riverton, Wallacetown

For enquiries regarding trust administered cemeteries, please contact the following cemetery trusts:

Athol Cemetery Trust
C/- Richard Soper, PO Box 18,  Athol 9749

Balfour Cemetery Trust
C/- Lynda Hodge, 60 Maria Street, Lumsden 9730

Eastern Bush Cemetery Trust
C/- Jacqueline Legg, 10 Township Road, RD 2, Otautau 9682

Forest Hill Cemetery Trust
C/- Audrey Hogg, PO Box 75, Winton 9741

Fortrose Cemetery Trust
C/- A McKenzie, 53 Neva Street, RD 5, Invercargill 9875

Garston Cemetery Trust
C/- Bill Gordon, PO Box 11, Garston 9750

Orepuki Cemetery Trust
C/- Francis Ramsay, 34 Surrey Street, RD 1, Riverton 9881

Quarry Hills Cemetery Trust
C/- G L Buckingham, 1085 Niagara Tokanui Highway, RD 1, Tokanui 9884

Riversdale Cemetery Trust
C/- Mrs S J Welsh, PO Box 90, Riversdale 9744

Tuatapere Cemetery Trust
C/- L E Kollat, 149 Clifden Highway, RD 1, Tuatapere 9691

Waikaia Cemetery Trust
C/- Ross Sage, PO Box 8, Waikaia 9745

Waikawa Cemetery Trust

C/- M E Yorke, 270 Gourley Road, RD 1, Tokanui 9884

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