MOUNT WESLEY: Archive
Pos S 35° 57.571'
|Mount Wesley cemetery is the main one near Dargaville and is only a few kilometres downriver from the town.
We used to make jokes about Dargaville being a one-horse town - look! There's the horse! but in fact it was the major player for Northland's development.|
It is situated on the Northern Wairoa River which is the most northern extension of the huge Kaipara harbour. When exporting native timbers was the main business of the area sailing ships could get up close to Aratapu, only a few more kilometres south, and be loaded for southern or overseas ports.
Anything destined for Auckland had to be transported by sea along to the port of Onehungs, or around the tip of the North Island to get to Auckland's Waitemata harbour. Later when the rail was extended it became practical to use smaller vessels to get to Helensville at the southern end of the harbour.
We have now gone to a live on-line database called MOP ('Myra's Other Place') and the records listed below are steadily being copied over. Once a record is there a green tick will show alongside the entry. The MOP database has a lot more than just cemetery records and is worth checking out here where you can log in as Guest password guest.
To find a person enter the surname in the target box and presss ENTER. This will list every case of that surname across all cemeteries. To list all persons in a particular cemetery enter the name of the cemetery and change the pull-down option immediately to the left from LAST NAME to CEMETERY then ENTER.
Actual headstone data; Data from other sources;
Sample of MOP search screen
Surname: Burgess née White First names: Nora Genealogy Born: 5 Dec 1958 At: Died: 24 May 1989 At: Age: 29 Buried: Mt. Wesley cemetery, NZ Comments: Wife of Peter Russell Burgess.
|Davern||James||23 Feb 1902||abt 1869||Old Mt. Wesley, Dargavill||33||Son of William Davern.||tides||O||M|
|Davern||William||26 May 1911||Old Mt. Wesley, Dargavill||Father of Mary Josephine Ringrose nee Davern.||tides||6499||O||M|
|Hansen||Henry Arnold||15 Aug 1969||4 Aug 1894||Old Mt. Wesley, Dargavill||75||Spouse of Evelyn Margaret Frances nee Allen||beniston||1298||O||M|
|Manning||Cissia May||21 Sep 1932||1 Feb 1897||Waihopo, NZ||Auckland, NZ||Old Mt. Wesley, Dargavill||36||Nee Povey. Wife of James Lawrence Manning (himself cremated)||beniston||1391||O||F||Wife|
|McLeod||Alice Lillian||22 Jan 1993||19 May 1904||Waihopo, NZ||Dargaville, NZ||Old Mt. Wesley, Dargavill||Nee Povey. Wife of Kenneth Norman McLeod.||beniston||1013||O||F||Wife|
|McLeod||Kenneth Norman||24 Sep 1985||10 Apr 1899||Kaikoura, Sth Island, NZ||Arapohue, Dargaville, NZ||Old Mt. Wesley, Dargavill||86||Spouse of Alice Lillian nee Povey.||beniston||1014||O||M|
|Reyland||Elizabeth Eleanor||20 Dec 1921||1866||Hamilton, NZ||Dargaville, Kaipara, NZ||Old Mt. Wesley, Dargavill||Nee Golden. Wife of William Henry Reyland.||masters||2345||O||F||Wife|