Burial register ID: 4664
Surname: MONKMAN
First name: ROBERT
Middle names: BOYLE
Gender: Male
Age: 28 Years
Cause of death: Unknown
Burial type:
Date of death: 11-Apr-1886
Date of burial: 19-Apr-1886

Block: 111
Plot: 6A

In Affectionate Remembrance Of

Henry Boyle Monkman

Died 30th April 1899

Aged 66 years

also of

Robert Boyle Monkman

Who lost his life by wreck of S. S. Taiaroa

11th April 1886

aged 28 years

[Monument is a white marble slab stone with anchor decoration. Monumental mason was D. Robertson of Dunedin]

Bio contributor: Research by Jane Davidson

Robert Boyle Monkman (1858-1886)

Monkman was an officer employed by the Union Steamship Company.

At age 28 years he was First Officer aboard the S. S. Taiaroa when he was killed in one of New Zealand’s most spectacular shipwrecks. His vessel grounded near Waipapa Point, off Kaikoura, on a voyage between Wellington and Dunedin.

Thirty four people including Monkman were drowned.

There are 2 Interments in this grave:

Surname First names Age Date of death Date of burial
MONKMAN HENRY BOYLE 67 Years 01-May-1899 02-May-1899
MONKMAN ROBERT BOYLE 28 Years 11-Apr-1886 19-Apr-1886