Paul Richard Hewson wrote most of the hits for the band “Dragon”. He played the keyboard in the band. He is buried at Waikumete Cemetery in Western Lawn A, Row 1, Plot 31. He died on 10th January 1985 aged 32
Paul Lawrence Fuemana, of OMC (Otara Millionaires Club), was a singer and songwriter – perhaps best known for his world famous hit song, “How Bizarre”. He buried at Waikumete Cemetery at West Berm B, Row 2, Plot 160. He died aged 40 on 31st January 2010.
Angela D’Audney was a well know television and radio presenter, news reader and actress. She is buried in Waikumete Cemetery in Liberal Jews B, Row 2, Plot 36. This area is on Amber Crescent. She died on the 6th February 2002.
Bruce McLaren was a well known Racing Car Driver, Engineer and Designer. He is buried at Waikumete Cemetery at Protestant Berm A, Row 11, Plot 110. He died aged 32 on 2nd June 1970.
Francisco Rodrigues Figueira aka “Don Buck” was probably the epitome of Wild West Auckland. He is buried at Waikumete Cemetery in Roman Catholic Division A, Row 6, Plot 110. He died aged 47 on August 5th 1917.
Cameron Troy Duncan was an actor, filmmaker and writer. He is buried at Waikumete Cemetery in Urupa Burial, Row Uru, Plot 126. He died aged 17 on 12th November 2003. “But the one thing that I don’t want to be is I don’t want to be forgotten and I think I’ve done a pretty good job of that” – Cameron Duncan.
The grave of author Maurice Francis Richard Shadbolt. “One of Ben’s” is the name of his first autobiographical work. He is buried at East Berm A, Row 2, Plot 106. He died aged 72 on 10th October 2004.
Eliza Ellen Melville was a New Zealand feminist and Politician. She was a Councillor of Auckland for 33 years. She is buried at Waikumete Cemetery in Presbyterian Division D, Row 23, Plot 1 and she died aged 64 on July 27th 1946.
Florence Lena Bell was the first burial in Waikumete Cemetery, daughter of Edmund and Jessie Bell. Florence died March 16th 1886 of dysentery aged 14 months. She was buried on March 19th 1886 in Non Conformist Division A Row 1 Plot 1.
Johanna Binning (nee McCarthy) was the first Roman Catholic burial. She is buried in Roman Catholic Division A Row 1, Plot 1 and she died aged 37 years on 16th April 1886.
Frederick Harvey Lewisson was the first Jewish burial. He is buried in Hebrew B Row X, Plot 14 and he died aged 57 years on 14th December 1887.
The Boyd Grave –
The namesake of Helensville – Helen McLeod originally hailed from Nova Scotia with her husband John and they settled in Te Awaroa (“The Valley of the Long River”). They were a pioneer timber milling family and the couple built a single storied home made of kauri that they called “Helen’s Villa”. The name was quickly adopted by the community and adapted to Helensville of which it is known today. She is buried in Nonconformist Division A Row 2, Plot 14 and she died aged 96 years on 26th April 1925.\
William Errington was an Engineer who designed the old Auckland pump house (now at Motat) and he played a key role in maintaining a regular water supply in colonial Auckland. He also designed the Calliope Dock on the North Shore. He is buried at Waikumete Cemetery in Anglican Division A Row 4 Plot 83. He died aged 63 on December 16th 1894.
Sydney George Ashton was an atheist. His final wish was that he be buried in un-consecrated ground. His epitaph reads, “Do good … for good is good to do. Spurn bribe of Heaven and threat of Hell”. His grave is easily found under a tree at the end of this row. He is buried in Public Burial
A Row 1a, Plot 1 and he died aged 66 years on 11th July 1948.
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