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Addington Cemetry

Selwyn Street, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
+64 3-379 1660
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Peaceful place

We spent approximately half an hour on this cemetery- it is clean, has very old graves (most of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Kate Sheppard's resting place

I love old cemeteries and Addington is a particularly interesting old cemetery with notables dating... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Selwyn Street, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
+64 3-379 1660
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent approximately half an hour on this cemetery- it is clean, has very old graves (most of them more then 100yrs. old), nice flowers every here and there and birdsounds everywhere...a very peaceful spot to spend some quiet time at.

Thank victordelta85
Reviewed 7 October 2017

I love old cemeteries and Addington is a particularly interesting old cemetery with notables dating back to the beginning of European settlement. Do look out for the white camellias marking the grave of Kate Sheppard, heroine of the NZ Votes for Women campaign.

Thank zhuhai2007
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Haunting beautiful, inner city graveyard. Easy to find Kate Shepherd Grave site on excellent sign board just inside Cemetery. Headstones been carefully laid down after falling in Canterbury Earthquakes. Good gravel paths between graves. Must see for people interested in Kate Shepherd, Women's Rights Movement.

Thank Kiwi-Touristy-Chick
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

An old cemetery with an eerie feel, often used as a short cut in the area. Located in Selwyn St, Addington

Thank Penny C
Reviewed 16 January 2017

I called in here purely to pay respects to Kate Sheppard and upon arrival I was immediately charmed by this lovely cemetery full of character and burial options / memorialization for the period. There is only off street parking available and on the day I...More

Thank hardlymorethan
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

A review of a cemetery seems a little off wack but this particular cemetery is the final resting place of Kate Shepherd whom fought for women's rights to vote. This movement made waves world wide and sparked a revolution of change and woman's rights. Good...More

Thank Timothy G
Reviewed 10 February 2016

This place is really local to me and we often walk our dog through, unfortunately though after the earthquakes this place has got no love and it is quite banged up! A really historical cemetery Kate Sheppard is buried here! And when looking at all...More

Thank Rochelle T
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

We visited the cemetery to look up the wife's relatives. It has been damaged by the earthquake but staff have made great inroads to save some of the headstones. There are a few of the cities fathers and mothers who shaped the city in the...More

Thank Mark E
Reviewed 11 August 2012

This cemetry is a mix of pride and abandonment. The council has put through some lovely plants, paths, and scenery, but the graves themselves are often quite damaged (particularly from the earthquake) and not looked after. We used to live near here- most people use...More

Thank Amy L
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