CLINTON: Archive

Pos S  46 11.927'
E 169 21.735'
Clinton is at the very southern end of South Otago in New Zealand, over and past the Clutha River and well on the way to Gore which most certainly is in Southland.

Other locations are not quite as easily defined for Southland was split off from Otago with considerable disagreement about where the actual boundary should be.

As a result the border does some quite amazing zig-zags and I suspect this was to accommodate property owners' desires to be on the one side or the other...

The cemetery is not difficult to find; assuming an approach from the north continue through Clinton on Highway 1 and look for a small lane about a hundred meters on to the left. While it is beautifully kept some of the stones are made of a material that does not retain the information so very well. I have a great many photographs in the 'too hard' folder!

We have now gone to a live on-line database called MOP ('Myra's Other Place') and all the older records listed are being steadily being copied over. In this case we did not have a page for Mangapai before now so you will have to go directly to MOP. 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.

Collected and collated by Alan Wagener


Sample of MOP search screen