A sad site needing love

LETTER

Having wandered around the Taruheru Cemetery recently, I was yet again appalled at the area over the back where stillborn and deceased newborn babies were buried in unmarked graves in the 1950s and ’60s.

Someone has attempted to mark it with small pavers and tiles. Great. Since this was done there are several little plaques now in place, which is lovely. Unfortunately as the pavers have never been set in concrete, they are somewhat irregular and eventually will just disappear into the soil.

I would like the council to make this into a garden or something of significance as it is just a very sad area, where these wee souls were buried. We aren’t talking about one or two babies but more likely a hundred or more.

Anna Maclaurin

Having wandered around the Taruheru Cemetery recently, I was yet again appalled at the area over the back where stillborn and deceased newborn babies were buried in unmarked graves in the 1950s and ’60s.

Someone has attempted to mark it with small pavers and tiles. Great. Since this was done there are several little plaques now in place, which is lovely. Unfortunately as the pavers have never been set in concrete, they are somewhat irregular and eventually will just disappear into the soil.

I would like the council to make this into a garden or something of significance as it is just a very sad area, where these wee souls were buried. We aren’t talking about one or two babies but more likely a hundred or more.

Anna Maclaurin

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