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The Catholic Cemetery

The Catholic Parish has always had its own cemetery in Glenfield Road, opposite Pupuke Road. This piece of land was acquired over 100 years ago and the following makes interesting reading: "Copy of Extract from Deeds Index, Auckland Deeds Office


13th November, 1861


Mr. Philip Callan of the City of Auckland, the Colony of New Zealand, settler, in consideration of the sum of ten shillings sterling paid by the said John Baptist Francis Pompallier, Roman Catholic Bishop of Auckland to the said Philip Callan (the receipt whereof is acknowledged) doth hereby convey to the said John Baptist Francis Pompallier all that piece of land containing a measurement three acres, more or less, etc. To hold the same with the appurtenances unto the said John Baptist Francis Pompallier and his successors, Roman Catholic Bishops of Auckland for ever in trust for the general ecclesiastical purposes of the Roman Catholic church in the Diocese of Auckland.

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