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From: "PentonyGraham" <>
Date: Sat, 8 Jul 2006 07:20:19 +1200
When the water drains from Clareville Cemetery, which was completely flooded yesterday (7.7.2006) due to the excessive rainfall, I shall be up there checking out graves.. If anyone is particularly worried about any grave, please get in touch with me, and will check it out.. I only hope that the Early Settlers Graves which are on higher ground are not damaged in any way, that is why it is so important to not only photograph each grave/headstone and or remains off, but to also have them documented.
I have begun the work of photographing the plots up there, so hopefully can continue when the better weather arrives!
Even finding a headstone in pieces, it gets photographed, its history, and many like that up at Clareville, quite a few old totara ones as well dating back to 1867.
Can't see me up there until early next week, from reports that the water was rushing down Chester Road or gushing! Where the cemetery is.
This area has never been known to flood before... going by the photograph in National press, the cemetery will be in a mess when waters drain away.. but its not raining down here at present.. thank goodness.
Taphophile for Clareville Carterton Cemetery.