Pos S  35° 57.571'
E 173° 52.064'
Mount Wesley cemetery is the main one near Dargaville and is only a few kilometres downriver from the town. We used to make jokes about Dargaville being a one-horse town - look! There's the horse! but in fact it was the major player for Northland's development.

It is situated on the Northern Wairoa River which is the most northern extension of the huge Kaipara harbour. When exporting native timbers was the main business of the area sailing ships could get up close to Aratapu, only a few more kilometres south, and be loaded for southern or overseas ports.

Anything destined for Auckland had to be transported by sea along to the port of Onehungs, or around the tip of the North Island to get to Auckland's Waitemata harbour. Later when the rail was extended it became practical to use smaller vessels to get to Helensville at the southern end of the harbour.

We have now gone to a live on-line database called MOP ('Myra's Other Place') and the records listed below are steadily being copied over. Once a record is there a green tick will show alongside the entry. 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

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


Sample of MOP search screen

There are more records in MOP than are shown below!

  Surname: Burgess née White
First names: Nora Genealogy Born: 5 Dec 1958 At: Died: 24 May 1989 At: Age: 29 Buried: Mt. Wesley cemetery, NZ Comments: Wife of Peter Russell Burgess.
DavernJames23 Feb 1902abt 1869Old Mt. Wesley, Dargavill33Son of William Davern.tidesOM
DavernWilliam26 May 1911Old Mt. Wesley, DargavillFather of Mary Josephine Ringrose nee Davern.tides6499OM
HansenHenry Arnold15 Aug 19694 Aug 1894Old Mt. Wesley, Dargavill75Spouse of Evelyn Margaret Frances nee Allenbeniston1298OM
ManningCissia May21 Sep 19321 Feb 1897Waihopo, NZAuckland, NZOld Mt. Wesley, Dargavill36Nee Povey. Wife of James Lawrence Manning (himself cremated)beniston1391OFWife
McLeodAlice Lillian22 Jan 199319 May 1904Waihopo, NZDargaville, NZOld Mt. Wesley, DargavillNee Povey. Wife of Kenneth Norman McLeod.beniston1013OFWife
McLeodKenneth Norman24 Sep 198510 Apr 1899Kaikoura, Sth Island, NZArapohue, Dargaville, NZOld Mt. Wesley, Dargavill86Spouse of Alice Lillian nee Povey.beniston1014OM
ReylandElizabeth Eleanor20 Dec 19211866Hamilton, NZDargaville, Kaipara, NZOld Mt. Wesley, DargavillNee Golden. Wife of William Henry Reyland.masters2345OFWife