"The most well maintained and magnificent cemetery I've visited in New Zealand"Trip Advisor review
Welcome to the website of the Northern Cemetery. This website brings together information from many different research sources to offer you a unique view of one of New Zealand's most interesting cemeteries.
This website was set up by the Southern Heritage Trust which has its base in the Sextons Cottage where it maintains an information centre and provides help to visitors to the cemetery.
The cemetery remembers many of Dunedin's and New Zealand's early settlers and founding residents, such as:
- Entrepreneur and politician William Larnach
- Entrepreneur and brewer Charles Speight
- Poet, legislator and journalist Thomas Bracken
- Acclaimed architect Robert Lawson
We invite you to take a look around this site for a unique view of one of Dunedin's and New Zealand's oldest and story filled cemeteries.
Not sure where to start? Click here to see a list of people who currently have biographic information entered in the database. This is a great starting point if you are looking for notable people who are remembered at the cemetery.