There are a number of cemeteries and burial places in Lower Hutt. Presently, this database covers only the Taita Lawn Cemetery and the Wainuiomata Garden of Remembrance. Information from other cemeteries is being prepared for inclusion in this database. This is expected to happen over the next six months. In the meantime, details of burials in other locations are available here. Please note this information is subject to change as verification is carried out. It you have any feedback on the details given, please use the “Submit correction to data” button on the person report.
For feedback on details in the new database, please use the feedback form.
While we have made every effort to ensure data is correct, some details cannot be verified due to the limited information provided in historical records, or through conflicting information provided in various sources. Unfortunately, for some older burials the correct details may never be known because of the absence or loss of records over time. Please provide us with any additional information you may have, preferably with some documentation to support the additional changes or corrections.
If you are providing feedback with additional or corrected details, please quote the Plot Location from the Record Details. This will assist us in ensuring we make changes to the correct record.
The Deceased Search screen provides an optional date search to enable narrowing of results if there are too many matches. These date boxes need a complete date, so if only the year is known, try searching between 1 January and 31 December for that year, or for a range of years, 1 January for one year and 31 December for a later year.
Note that dates recorded may vary because of difficulties in reading old records, or from conflicting sources of information.
The database stores first names separately from middle names, so a search should have only one name in the First Name box.
For instance, to search for “Smith, John Michael” enter “Smith” in the Surname box and “John” in the First Name box. If you enter “John Michael” you will get no results.
Middle names are displayed in the search results.
Other names people are known as can also be searched in the Known As box.
The age is shown as years and months in this format: 48.00 means 48 years, 48.06 means 48 years and six months, 48.11 means 48 years and 11 months.
Date of Service indicates the date of burial or interment of ashes. Note for ashes burial there may be some weeks, months or even years between death and the date of service.
Disposition refers to how the remains were “disposed” of, the options being burial, interment of ashes, or where the deceased is not buried at that location, as a memorial only. This latter is common for soldiers who died overseas, or other family members who died elsewhere in NZ, and who are commemorated on a family grave site. This is also used where families wish to have a headstone in place before ashes are interred as this can be some weeks to months and years in some cases.
The notes provide any information we may hold about the deceased person such as important offices held, family relationships, or other information of general interest. Note that information referring to persons still living will not be included in these notes.
The Plot location is indicated with a code, such as TLC-RSA-11-A-0001. This means:
|TLC||Taita Lawn Cemetery|
|RSA||RSA Soldiers Burial|
At a later date the record details will be linked to an on-line map to enable users to find the exact location of the grave site.