Great Barrier Island is about 80 Km NE of Auckland city, in the Hauraki Gulf. It is far enough away from the urban sprawl to avoid the city troubles, and is an unexpected gem with forests, beaches, hot springs and a fjord as one of its harbours.
Historically it was important for the kauri timber cut from it, and later for gold and silver. Now the forest is returning, and the rare birds and bats are slowly returning. On the top of the main mountain oceanic petrels come to nest in the spring months, while on one of the small islets to the west a gannet rookery has long been established.
To the west is Little Barrier Island, a restricted access National Park that harbours some of the rarest birds in the world.
The cemetery is essentially a private family plot for the one Alcock family who travelled out to New Zealand on the Tyburnia along with other families who also went to settle at Great Barrier
|Collected and collated by Lyn Sanderson.|
Surname: Alcock née Johnson + First names: Susanna Born: 1820 At: Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK Died: 19 Dec 1882 At: Age: 72 Buried: Alcock family plot, Great Barrier Island, NZ Comments: Wife of William Alcock (snr).
Surname: Alcock + First names: William Born: 10 Dec 1818 At: Arnold, Nottinghamshire, England Died: 18 Sep 1892 At: Age: 74 Buried: Alcock family plot, Great Barrier Island, NZ Comments: Spouse of Susanna Alcock.
Surname: Alcock + First names: William Born: 3 Mar 1844 At: Incalstone, Essex, England Died: 28 Feb 1919 At: Coromandel, NZ Age: 74 Buried: Alcock family plot, Great Barrier Island, NZ Comments: Son of Susanna & William Alcock.