Burial register ID: 6248
Surname: LARNACH
First name: KATE
Middle names: EMILY
Gender: Female
Age: Unknown
Cause of death: Unknown
Burial type:
Date of death: 27-Jul-1891
Date of burial: 29-Jul-1891

Block: 100
Plot: 4


‘Sans Peur’

Eliza Jane Guise

Born 10th May, 1842 died 8th November 1880

[Monument is a miniature Gothic tomb which can be entered. Tiled floor and very high spire. Designed by R.A. Lawson.]

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Bio contributor: Amanda Kennedy

Kate Larnach (1862-1891)

Kate Larnach, the daughter of Eliza (née Guise) and William Larnach, was born in Australia and came to Dunedin with her family when she was four.

William Larnach was a prominent politician and businessman in Dunedin, and Kate was his favourite daughter. She was sent to England, along with her brothers and sisters, to study for eight years. Kate also studied languages and music in Leipzig, Germany. But not very successfully: William was unimpressed when she couldn’t play the piano without music sheets, after she returned home when money started to run out. This worried Larnach, because he thought that music and languages could allow Kate to support herself as a governess if his business interests continued to fail. But this would be something that the other children would have to contend with, not Kate, because she died of typhoid in 1891. She was buried in the Larnach family tomb, along with her father, mother and aunt Mary.

— See: Fleur Snedden (1997) King of the Castle: A Biography of William Larnach.

— Other burials recorded at this site:
Eliza LARNACH d. 1880 (mother of Kate),
Mary LARNACH d. 1887 (stepmother of Kate),
William LARNACH d. 1898 (father of Kate),
and Donald LARNACH d. 1910 (brother of Kate).

There are 5 Interments in this grave:

Surname First names Age Date of death Date of burial
LARNACH DONALD G 52 Years 14-Jul-1910 16-Jul-1910
LARNACH ELIZA JANE 38 Years 08-Nov-1880 15-Nov-1880
LARNACH KATE EMILY Unknown 27-Jul-1891 29-Jul-1891
LARNACH MARY C A 38 Years 11-Jan-1887 15-Jan-1887
LARNACH WILLIAM JAMES MUDIE 60 Years 15-Oct-1898 17-Oct-1898