Totara Park Cemetery

Thames is an historically significant town at the base of the Coromandel Peninsula, east and south of Auckland. It was perhaps the second site to see white people after initial settlements in Dusky Sound at the bottom of the South Island, with the arrival of the old Spanish Galleon 'El Plumier' in 1799, and it became an important centre when the new land became to rely on coastal transport.

In addition it proved to have vast forests of Kauri trees as well as gold. Today there is little left of either, but tourists come to see the beautiful indented coast and to fish. There are several cemeteries scattered along the length of the peninsula, but the two most immediate to the township itself are now called Shortland cemetery and Totara Park cemetery.

The cemetery data listed here has come to us mostly by genealogy records and are therefore connected to specific files. If you are seeking particular burials that may not be included here it is recommended that you try the Thames cemetery searchable records and try your own luck. The Regional Council must be commended for providing this information on line and covering so many of their cemeteries.
Old cemeteries: Shortland cemetery
Tapu (Thames Coast)
The cemeteries shown in the lists to the left may have links if we have data relating to people interred there.
Current cemeteries: Whangamata Cemetery
Totara Park Memorial Cemetery
Omahu Cemetery (Thames Valley)
Buffalo (Coromandel)
Mercury Bay - Ferry Landing

Actual headstone data;   Data from other sources Move mouse over either icon to identify any pics we might have by photo file name.

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  Surname: Matthews First names: Durward Dashwood
Genealogy Born: 19 Dec 1907 At: Auckland, NZ Died: 23 Feb 1987 At: Mangere, Auckland, NZ Age: 79 Buried: Totara Park cemetery, Thames Comments: Spouse of Mary Sylvia née Thwaites
  Surname: Matthews née Whitefield First names: Joyce
Genealogy Born: 29 Oct 1911 At: Died: 30 Oct 1995 At: Thames, NZ Age: 84 Buried: Totara Park cemetery, Thames Comments: Wife of Stuart Robert Westphal Matthews.
  Surname: Matthews First names: Stuart Robert Westphal
Genealogy Born: 24 May 1910 At: Died: 18 Aug 1989 At: Age: 79 Buried: Totara Park cemetery, Thames Comments: Spouse of Joyce née Whitefield
OsborneDaisy255824 Nov 195810 Sep 1893Sheffield, Yorkshire, EnglandThames, NZTotara Park, Thames65Nee Ford. Wife of Howard Osborne.boinz358OFWifeTwentymans Funeral Services
OsborneHoward22 Aug 19699 Dec 1889Kawakawa, BOI, NZThames, NZTotara Park, Thames80Spouse of Daisy nee Ford.boinz357OM

  Surname: Pearson First names: Ernest Reddy
Genealogy Born: 3 Mar 1912 At: Hokianga, NZ Died: 14 Sep 1959 At: Age: 47 Buried: Totara Park cemetery, Thames Comments: Spouse of Adeline Kathline (Ray) Pearson née Bradley.