Burial register ID: 5341
Surname: STORER
First name: SELINA
Middle names: PIPLOW
Gender: Female
Age: 18 Years
Cause of death: Unknown
Burial type:
Date of death: 14-Feb-1889
Date of burial: 18-Feb-1889

Block: 42
Plot: 1A

Erected in Loving Memory of

Annie and Lena Storer,

Accidentally drowned (while bathing)

At Hooper’s Inlet, 14 Feb 1889

Aged 22 and 18 years.

‘In death they were not divided’


Alfred Storer

Who died (suddenly) at Melbourne

27 Nov 1897. Aged 35 years

Re-interred here 29 Jan 1899

‘Though dead his memory still

lives in the hearts of those who knew his worth


Henry S. Storer

Father of aboveDied 13th July 1915

Aged 76 years

Peace, perfect peace


Mary Storer

Wife of aboveDied 10th Dec 1923

Aged 80 years

“So soon passeth it away and we are gone”

[Monument is a grey granite slab with red pillar supports]

Bio contributor: Research by Jane Davidson

Selena Piplow Storer (1871-1889)

Bathing and sailing were popular recreational activities in the late 1800’s. The remoteness of the beaches and the fact that many people were unable to swim meant that accidents were common.The location of Hooper’s Inlet on the Otago Peninsular, away from Dunedin City, claimed the lives of both Annie and Lena Storer who drowned on the same day – February 14th 1889.

There are 6 Interments in this grave:

Surname First names Age Date of death Date of burial
STORER ALFRED 35 Years 27-Nov-1897 29-Dec-1898
STORER ANNIE ELIZABETH 22 Years 14-Feb-1889 18-Feb-1889
STORER CHARLOTTE 76 Years 08-Jan-1957 10-Jan-1957
STORER HENRY SMITH 77 Years 13-Jul-1915 15-Jul-1915
STORER JAMES ALBERT 67 Years 03-Jan-1943 06-Jan-1943
STORER SELINA PIPLOW 18 Years 14-Feb-1889 18-Feb-1889