Featherston Cemetery

Featherston Cemetery

10-204-112 FSTN CEMETERY

The obelisk at Featherston cemetery, surrounded by World War One headstones.

GPS 41.121S 175.313E

The first civilian burials were in the 1860s. From the establishment of Tauherenikau Camp in August 1915, soldiers who died during training were generally buried at Featherston Cemetery. In December 1917 an obelisk on the south-western corner of the cemetery was erected by men at Featherston Military Camp, commemorating military deaths during training.