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Another from the Christ Church Cemetery in Russell… This just breaks my heart, for a young child. I can imagine her mother coming here and grieving. And then I think that had she not died when she did, she would still be dead now, along with everyone that ever knew her.

I don’t know what to make of that…

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26/10/2011 at 10:26 pm


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I find myself there, digging away, like a thief in the night, studying the names and the dates and families. Who lived long, who perished at sea, what pauper drowned and was buried with a beloved son? Whose child was snatched away 2 years 3 months and 4 days from her birth? It’s all there for the graverobbers to steal, to ponder, to breathe life back into those once loved and loathed and lost.

These folks are passing their eternity in the cemetery of the Russell Christ Church in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand… My husband and I used to visit several times a year, though the last while we’ve been spending more time overseas. It was rather romantic to get back…

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21/10/2011 at 11:09 pm

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