Māori Cemetery, Point Bush; H M Christie; c. 1936; P1131


Māori Cemetery, Point Bush

About this object

The area within the vicinity of the cemetery was once a home of the Te Waimatemate hapu. The monument at the end of the path was erected to mark the burial place. The monument honors Chief Huruhuru, who, in 1854, peacefully welcomed Michael Studholme, the first white settler to the Waimate area. The monument stone also honors Tehema Huruhuru (grandson of Te Huruhuru) who died in 1906 and Eriaha Kaikoro who died in 1910. The original tombstone to the memory of the Huruhuru chief had become broken and lay on the ground overgrown by gorse and broom. In 1932 the Waimate Borough began the process to acquire the site and replace and restore the monument.

Place Made

New Zealand


H M Christie

Date Made

c. 1936

Medium and Materials

photographic print

Subject and Association Description

Maori Cemetery showing fence and Te Huruhuru monument


Photograph Collection

Credit Line

R G Allington

Object Type


Object number


Copyright Licence  

Public Domain - No rights reserved - no known copyright restrictions No rights reserved - no known copyright restrictions

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