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This tour will cover both lower and upper portions of this historic cemetery, with a focus on aspects of the site’s history, selected individuals lying at rest, grave marker iconography, grave architecture, and current issues relating to historic closed cemeteries. You will require good footwear, reasonable standard of physical fitness, appropriate clothing for hot/cold day, robust sense of humour, drink and snack if required, curiosity and respect, common and practical sense, and maybe a walking pole. Wearing heritage costume is optional. The tour is WEATHER DEPENDENT – fine weather only. If it is showering or raining the tour will be cancelled. Tour takes approximately two hours. SAFETY: The Cemetery access is difficult in places, steep with uneven surfaces, vegetation and other hazards, and some surfaces can be slippery. A safety brief will be given at the commencement of the tour. An illustrated Information Pack will be available for participants. Walk starts at 10.00am

Venue: Shortland Cemetery, Start at Danby Street – Note the street is narrow and parking may be problematic.
Price: $5.00pp (Payment at Commencement) (Limited to 30 people)
Contact: Russell Skeet
Phone: 0274 917860
Email: rskeet@xtra.co.nz

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