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Waikumete is the largest cemeterey in Auckland. It is located on the old highway between Auckland and Henderson, quite a way to the west of the city itself. It dates from the very earliest years of the city, at the time when cemeteries were no longer controlled by the church, but inside of which were sections defined for the different denominations. Thus there is a large Anglican section, and a smaller Jewish section, with Catholic burials becoming more common as the years went on.
This cemetery is so big that it would take a lifetime to transcribe all the headstones. Nevertheless, many of the families listed in the genealogies on this site are buried there, and so we have opted to list these and link them to those genealogies. If you have additional knowledge, or perhaps some photos, we would be happy to include such here.
Actual headstone data;  Data from other sources.

  Surname: Brear First names: Arthur Isaac
Genealogy Born: 31 Aug 1886 At: Halifax, England Died: May 1935 At: Age: 49 Buried: Waikumete cemetery, Auckland, NZ Comments: Spouse of Dorothy (Dolly) née Subritzky.
  Surname: Brear née Subritzky First names: Dorothy (Dolly)
Genealogy Born: 3 Aug 1888 At: Houhora, Northland, NZ Died: 6 Jan 1930 At: Age: 42 Buried: Waikumete cemetery, Auckland, NZ Comments: Wife of Arthur Isaac Brear.
  Surname: Cato First names: Andrew Charles
Genealogy Born: 23 Oct 1896 At: Wairoa, NZ Died: 15 Mar 1971 At: Age: 75 Buried: Waikumete cemetery, Auckland, NZ Comments: Spouse of Catherine Ada née Blair.
Details kindly provided by Raewyn Vickers.

  Surname: Cato née Blair First names: Catherine Ada
Genealogy Born: 22 Oct 1900 At: Napier, NZ Died: 15 Mar 1971 At: Bur: 19 May 1952 Age: 52 Buried: Waikumete cemetery, Auckland, NZ Comments: Wife of Andrew Charles Cato.
Details kindly provided by Raewyn Vickers.

  Surname: Dicks née Dickson First names: Florence Isabel
Genealogy Born: ca 1951 At: Auckland, NZ Died: 29 Jan 1988 At: Auckland, NZ Age: 37 Buried: Waikumete cemetery, Auckland, NZ Comments: Wife of Arthur William Dicks.
  Surname: Dicks + First names: Noel Edward
Genealogy Born: 6 Jan 1931 At: Auckland, NZ Died: 21 Oct 1980 At: Auckland, NZ Age: 49 Buried: Waikumete cemetery, Auckland, NZ Comments: Spouse of Colleen Marie née Jeffs.
  Surname: Ferguson + First names: John
Genealogy Born: 24 Nov 1871 At: Ellerslie, Auckland, NZ Died: 27 Sep 1950 At: Auckland, NZ Age: 79 Buried: Cremated, Waikumete cemetery, Auckland, NZ Comments: Spouse of Mary Watson née Andrew.
  Surname: Gillam First names: John Herbert
Genealogy Born: 27 Mar 1922 At: Auckland, NZ Died: 1 Nov 1947 At: Auckland, NZ Age: 25 Buried: Waikumete cemetery, Auckland, NZ Comments: Spouse of Jean Marie née Dicks.
  Surname: Kilgour née Ryan First names: Annie Josephine
Genealogy Born: ca 1886 At: Died: 6 Dec 1975 At: Age: 89 Buried: Waikumete cemetery, Auckland, NZ Comments: Wife of Claude Kilgour.
  Surname: Kilgour First names: Claude Cyril Williamson
Genealogy Born: ca 1879 At: Greymouth, NZ Died: 16 Oct 1956 At: Age: 77 Buried: Waikumete cemetery, Auckland, NZ Comments: Spouse of Annie Josephine Kilgour née Ryan.
  Surname: Solijan First names: Paul Anthony
Genealogy Born: 6 Jan 1915 At: Hvar, Yugoslavia Died: 28 Oct 1963 At: Age: 48 Buried: Waikumete cemetery, Auckland, NZ Comments: Spouse of Sylvia née Brear.
  Surname: Subritzky née Bines + First names: Florence
Genealogy Born: 19 Mar 1909 At: Auckland, NZ Died: 28 Jun 1977 At: Auckland, NZ Age: 68 Buried: Waikumete cemetery, Auckland, NZ Comments: Wife of Edward Cyril Subritzky.
  Surname: Twentyman née Dickson + First names: Ivy May
Genealogy Born: 4 Jan 1886 At: Remuera, Auckland, NZ Died: 8 Feb 1971 At: Auckland, NZ Age: 75 Buried: Ashes interred at Waikumete soldiers' cemetery, Auckland, NZ Comments: Wife of William Twentyman.
  Surname: Twentyman + First names: William
Genealogy Born: 13 Apr 1896 At: Remuera, Auckland, NZ Died: 23 Nov 1955 At: Auckland, NZ Age: 59 Buried: Waikumete soldiers' cemetery, Auckland, NZ Comments: Spouse of Ivy May née Dickson.

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