The Council's Parks Division maintains the Eastern Cemetery (pictured below) and the Saint John's Cemetery in Invercargill, the Bluff Cemetery and the Green Point Cemetery, and the Southland Crematorium.
Invercargill's Eastern Cemetery lay under a thick, icy
blanket on September 19, 2010 - the day after a heavy
snowfall left Stadium Southland in ruins. Click the
image for a larger version. Picture: Craig Stoneman
Inquiries should be directed to the Council's Eastern Cemetery Office. Please telephone before your visit to ensure that a staff member will be available to assist you with your query.
Public toilets are available at the Eastern Cemetery Office and at the Crematorium Chapel during opening hours.
The Southland Crematorium is located adjacent to the Eastern Cemetery off Rockdale Road.
The crematorium grounds are open daily from dawn to dusk and provide various options for the interment of ashes. Please refer to the Southland Crematorium brochure for options (brochures are available from the Eastern Cemetery or the Parks Office).
A Book of Remembrance is displayed in the foyer of the Chapel. It provides a lasting record and a dignified memorial, and can be viewed at any time at the chapel viewing window.
The pages of the book are turned to the current day to display the names memorialised for that date. Anyone who wishes to record the name of a deceased person may have an inscription entered in the book.
Returned Servicemen and Servicewomen
An area of the Eastern Cemetery has been set aside for Returned Servicemen and Servicewomen. Guidance on qualification for burial in a Returned Services Cemetery should be sought from the cemetery attendant or your funeral director.
Records for the Invercargill and Bluff cemeteries and the Southland Crematorium are available online. Burial records and historical information are also available for a small search charge from the Eastern Cemetery Office and from the Parks Office.