Tokoroa Cemetery – Tokoroa

It is traditionally recorded that one of the great fighting chiefs of the Ngati Kahupungapunga, Tokoroa by name, was slain by Ngâti Raukawa during the siege of Pohuturoa, a high rocky eminence 27km south of Tokoroa on the main Taupo highway. It is probable that some early surveyor applied the name Tokoroa as a tribute to the old chief’s memory. The name Tokoroa first appeared on the early maps of the 1860s. Tokoroa Cemetery is located on Dumfries Road.


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  1. Aaron Deveries

    David henry school is haunted by a young lady who took her life there on the back field…… She is often seen there but does not move around much….

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