Friends of Purewa

Tarawera Eruption [1]

The Friends of Purewa is up and running. A Facebook page has been set up which you can see here – please Like the Friends page and keep up to date with news and events. 

Research on some interesting graves is also being done :

Amelia and Charles Haszard, who died in the eruption of Mt Tarawera in 1886 with 3 of his children: Amelia survived with two other children.

Chhota Jivanji who founded the Auckland Indian Association but died in 1921 from tuberculosis

The Reverend John Burgin who died in 1920 from the effects of being gassed at the Battle of the Somme while attached to the N Z Rifle Brigade.

You can see some of the notable graves here.