Porirua's Cemeteries

"Inertia is the first law of history, as it is of physics."

- Morris R. Cohen

Image showing Pauatahanui Burial Ground.
Pauatahanui Burial Ground.
Photo from Pataka Museum Collection at Porirua Library ref CD 21 Film 72 72_1.

Porirua has a number of old cemeteries which are the final resting places of many of Porirua's early residents. To find out information about the history of these cemeteries follow the links below.

Are you looking for the grave of a particular person? Below are links to the lists of those buried at Pauatahanui Burial Ground and St Josephs. Alternatively you can search Porirua Cemetery Records online or visit Porirua library's online databases.