Accession Number
2013.17.97
Brief Description
One landscape colour digital photograph taken on 30 June 2011 showing signs warning of the danger posed by unstable headstones in Lyttelton Roman Catholic and Dissenters (Public) Cemeteries in Reserve Terrace. Several toppled headstones and collapsed grave surrounds are visible in the photograph. Looking east from the main gate.
Production Role
Photographer
Production Date
30 Jun 2011
Associated Event Notes
Damage caused
Damage caused
Damage caused
Associated Period
2011/2010s
Associated Place
Lyttelton/Christchurch/Canterbury/South Island/New Zealand
Background
The Lyttelton cemeteries all have headstone and land damage, just like many other cemeteries around Canterbury. In October 2013 the Christchurch City Council's advice was that burials would be considered on a case by case basis. The Sextons would have to consider the state of surrounding graves and access routes to the burial plot. Each internment needed to have a safety plan drawn up which could include limits on the number of mourners able to enter the cemetery.
Collecting Unit
Current Rights Code

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