Barbadoes Street Cemetery
The Barbadoes Street Cemetery in Christchurch in October 2010
|Location||Christchurch Central City|
|Owned by||Christchurch City Council|
|Website||Christchurch libraries entry for Barbadoes Street Cemetery|
|Find a Grave||cemeteries database|
The cemetery was included in the original survey of Christchurch that was carried out in 1850. It was set up for three separate denominations:
- Reserve 20 was set aside for the Church of England; this was an area east of Barbadoes Street.
- Reserve 42 was set aside for Roman Catholics; this was an area west of Barbadoes Street.
- Reserve 43 was set aside for Dissenters; this was also an area west of Barbadoes Street and south of Reserve 42.
The Canterbury Provincial Council passed the Cemetery Reserves Management Ordinance, 1870. Based on this Ordinance, a Dissenters Cemetery Board was appointed in August 1871, comprising George Booth, George Gould (father of the businessman of the same name), James Jameson (who at the time of his appointment was Mayor of Christchurch), Francis James Garrick (a former member of the Provincial Council) and Thomas Abbott (a nurseryman).
Some of the notable people buried at the cemetery include the pioneer settlers Jane and John Deans, architect William Armson, the Members of Parliament William Montgomery, Frederic Jones, and Henry Tancred, the photographer and doctor Alfred Charles Barker, and the surveyor Thomas Cass. Six former Mayors of Christchurch are buried at the Barbadoes Street Cemetery:
- Henry Sawtell (1872–1873)
- Edward Brenchley Bishop (1873–1874)
- Michael Hart (1874–1875)
- Charles Thomas Ick (1879–1881)
- George Ruddenklau (1882–1884)
- Samuel Manning (1890–1891)
- Bowman 2009, p. 10.
- "Provincial Council". Star. Issue 575, 24 March 1870. p. 2. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
- Bowman 2009, p. 12.
- "Touchstone" (PDF). Christchurch: Methodist Church of NZ. May 2009. p. 15. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
- "Dr Alfred Charles Barker, photographer, 1819–1873". Christchurch City Libraries. Retrieved 27 April 2013.
- Greenaway, Richard L. N. (June 2007). "Barbadoes Street Cemetery Tour". Christchurch City Council. p. 4. Retrieved 2 June 2011.
- Carville, Olivia (18 May 2011). "Damaged graves may not be repaired, expert says". The Press.
- Bowman, Ian; John Wilson, Louise Beaumont, Katharine Watson (July 2009). "Conservation Plan : Barbadoes Street Cemetery, Christchurch" (PDF). Christchurch.
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- Greenaway, Richard L. N. (2007). "Barbadoes Street Cemetery Tour".