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Sir, — Months ago the people of this distriot made a move m the nutter of getting a cemetery. A. Cemetery Board was elected and gazetted, and on application to the Comity Council an acre of land was granted. Then tnt-y (the Board) I decided that one acre was not sufficient, so applied for another, which was also granted and surveyed for them, and a grant of £7 towards fencing, etc , was allowed. So far s > good. But there the matter seems to have ended, no further steps being taken to take possession or m any way prepare the giound for use. I would like to a k the Board whether, m case of need, the ground can now be used for burials or if funerals would still hava to go away to Mount S/mers ? It seems to me the thing should never have been j started if not completed, &nd I think the residents of the district will feel it vety bitterly now if obliged after all to bury their friends far from homo, when that should nob be necessary if the May field* Ruapuna Cemetery Board would attend to the matter. One member of the Board haa left for the North Js'and. I should like to suggest to the remaining members that they might take the necessary steps to obtain hvt resignation, and to elect m his pl-iCd Mr Cot deux, who I believe was one of (he first to originate the idea of having a* cemetery here, and went to a good deal of trqub'e In the matter at first. Then I think we stiotfd stand a chance of haying the business attended to ard things arranged. Hoping this will draw attention to the matter,— l am, etc., A Resident.

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MAYFIELD-RUAPUNA CEMETERY, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XVII, Issue 3786, 16 January 1896

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MAYFIELD-RUAPUNA CEMETERY Ashburton Guardian, Volume XVII, Issue 3786, 16 January 1896

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