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Tararua Acre

The Tararua Acre Cemetery is where the victims of the shipwreck of the SS Tararua in April 1881 are buried.


The ship struck rocks near Waipapa point and was washed to the east. For days after the ship was wrecked, bodies were swept ashore and identification became impossible. The Tararua Acre which is almost opposite the site of the wreck, was made into a cemetery for 55 of the dead. Not all of the victims were buried in this cemetery, some others are buried at the Fortrose Cemetery on the Tokanui-Gorge Road Highway about 10km to the north west.


It is located about 300 meters from the road to Waipapa point, about 1000 meters to the east of the point, which is near Otara in Southland.


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Bereavement Support group meetings for 2016:

  • Saturday 27 February at 2pm
  • Saturday 14 May at 2pm
  • Saturday 13 August at 2pm
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