RANFURLY: Archive

 
 Pos S  45 7.937'
E 170 6.633'
Ranfurly is in what is called the Maniototo, an elevated valley wedged in between different mountin ranges. There was (and still is) gold in those ranges but it was all extracted by hydraulic water mining, where huge jets of water washed the soil into capture areas with small gold extraction plots.

Wonderful for the environment!

The shallow valleys in between supported sheep and seasonal grain and now has an irrigation system that allows dairy farming, with adjustments made for the quite severe winters.

The town became a regional centre with hospital and other centralised services when the railway reached it from Dunedin, although that line is now long gone and used for a cycling track, the train now stopping at Middlemarch.

We have now gone to a live on-line database called MOP ('Myra's Other Place') and therefore you see no entries below because the records are being directly entered there was no point entering data twice. You will have to log in to access them. 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.

Once arrived in the system you can select HEADSTONES and enter in the search box name you seek and that will give you a list of all the cemeteries that have that name.

If you wish to look at one specific cemetery enter the cemetery name and then change the pull-down option just left of the entry box and select Cemetery before clicking on the arrow selector....

Collected and collated by Alan Wagener

Actual headstone data;  Data from other sources;
  Data has been transferred to MOP

Looking up at the Rock and Pillar Range from the west

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Sample of MOP search screen