Kowai Pass Cemetery

Springfield, Canterbury, New Zealand

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Description

Springfield Cemetery, serving the populations of Springfield and the surrounding farming area of the Malvern Hills (including Annat, Kowai, and Sheffield)is set in a secluded location beside the main highway.All records prior to 1903 have disappeared, having either been lost or destroyed in a fire. The earliest known burials (from headstone inscriptions) are 1876 - Methodist block 1878 - Presbyterian and Anglican blocks 1881 - Catholic block. Saint Peter's Anglican Church lies alongside the Kowai Pass Cemetery and contains memorials within the church of some of those people buried here.
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