West Taieri Cemetery – Outram, Otago

The West Taieri Cemetery is located approximately two kilometres south of Outram at the corner where State Highway 87 branches uphill from the Taieri Plains towards Middlemarch.
The cemetery contains the official war graves of 2 men who served in the New Zealand forces during the First World War: Private James McLeod and Trooper William Joseph Valentine Sinclair.
The cemetery is clearly visible from the road and has two entrances. It is now classed as a closed cemetery. No more plots will be sold but burials will continue to take place in existing plots. There are about 515 sites in the cemetery although many of them are bare in the older part.
It is a beautiful, historic, well kept cemetery and worthy of a visit, whether you have relatives buried there or not.

By Mark Wallbank

Paranormal Investigator and Founder of Haunted Auckland. I have been a mad researcher of everything Paranormal, Extraterrestrial and Crypto-zoological, since early childhood. When not creating electronic music, watching Horror movies and documentaries, archiving and documenting NZ’s diverse and eclectic music history, I have spent countless hours investigating and furthering my research out in the field, either as part of a group or solo, since the early 80′s. I’ve spent much time in opportunistic investigations whilst travelling around New Zealand and Internationally.

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