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OLD GORGE cemetery in Woodville, Manawatu

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OLD GORGE cemetery WOODVILLE

The following description of Woodville was written about 1900
- Woodville is situated 95 miles from Napier and 105 miles from Wellington on the main line of railway and is 3 miles distant from the Manawatu Gorge. It was formerly a part of the Seventy-mile Bush, but is now a prosperous dairying settlement, with thriving industries established. Woodville is also an important
central railway junction as it connects the East and West Coast railroads.

The country south of Woodville is flat for some miles, but on all other sides the hills rise close to the town.

WOODVILLE is a small town in the southern North Island of New Zealand, 75km north of Masterton and 25km east of Palmerston North.
- In the 2006 census 1,398 people are usually resident in Woodville
Woodville was a timber milling town in the 'Seventy Mile Bush' which extended along the eastern side of the Tararua and Ruahine Ranges.
As farmland was settled and cleared, a number of small dairy factories were established to process the supply of milk for consumption as milk, cheese or other dairy products.
As recently as the mid-1980s the dairy factory at the western end of Woodville, on State Highway 2 heading towards the Manawatu Gorge, operated a cheese processing line and a 'factory shop' selling dairy produce direct to the public. A thriving sheep and beef economy at one stage supported a number of local trucking firms and carriers,
among them Gunn Transport and Hawkes Bay Farmers Transport, both of which were based at the now-derelict site at the corner of State Highway 2 & Vogel Street and the Wairarapa bypass. These business were only economic in the pre-deregulated transport industry that existed prior to the Rogernomics reforms of the Lange Labour Government elected in 1984. With the lifting of distance restrictions (vehicles over a certain weight were at one stage restricted to travelling only 150 km from their geographic base) Woodville's role as a transport hub quickly fell away.


The undertaker of Woodville early 1900s was Ernest Roden GRINLINTON


Woodville War Memorial


OLD GORGE CEMETERY DATABASE
- includes
Alfredton Rd - Eketahuna (not the memorial)
Alfredton Rd - Eketahuna Memorial
Herbertville
Kaitawa - Pahiatua
Kumeroa - Woodville
Mangaoranga - Eketahuna
Mangatianoka - Pahiatua
Mangatera - Dannevirke
Newman - Eketahuna
Norsewood
Old Gorge - Woodville
Ormondville

LAWN EKETAHUNA - Marchant St, Eketahuna
LAWN WOODVILLE - Pinfold Rd Woodville
Pongaroa
RSA Woodville
Settlers - Dannevirke
Weber

The SURNAMES buried there are:
- (click 1st link above to view each name individually) -

A'COURT to AYRTON - 37

BADGER to BUTLER - 160

CAIRNS to CURTIS - 128

DANIEL to DUNFORD - 54

EADES to EVERNDEN - 27

FALCONER to FURNISS - 43

GALBRAITH to GUY - 94

HAIGH to HUTCHINSON - 186

IBBETSON to ISLES - 7

JACKSON to JUDD - 36

KAPPELY to KYLE - 48

LACEY to LYONS - 59

MABEY to MUSCATT - 205

NELSON to NORTHWAY - 26

O'BRIEN - OXENHAM - 48

PALLANT to PURCHEL - 99

QUIGAN - 1

RABONE to RYLAND - 82

SANDLING to SYMONDS - 120

TANNER to TYERMAN - 64

UPSTON - 3

VEALE to VOSS - 4

WADE to WYMAN - 97

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on 2011-06-05 08:54:58

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