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Images of the Northern Cemetery (C) Derek Smith 2003

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U ndertakers, or funeral directors as they are often called, make arrangements for the internment of the deceased.  They can provide coffins, hearses, flowers, pallbearers, mourning cars, embalming procedures and chapel services as well as handling all the paperwork that accompanies a burial.

S ome examples of their advertising are shown below.


Walter G, Geddes, Undertakers Advertisement


Listed by Harnett's 1864

Ayers, T. Albany St

Geddes, Walter, Stuart St

Spicer & Murray, George St


Spicer and Murray, Undertakers Advertisement

Listed by Wises (Dunedin) 1871-1872

Geddes, Walter G, Stuart St.

Murray, H. W. George St

Spicer, J. R. George St.

Taylor, David, Hope St


John Gilles, Undertakers Advertisement


Listed by Ngaire Ockwell NZSG

Hugh Gourly Ltd 1875- (now Gillions)

C. J. Thorn Ltd 1884- (now Gillions)

Cole & Springer 1896-

Hope & Sons 1887- Andersons Bay Rd

Gillion & Sons Ltd, Hillside Rd.




- Images courtesy of Trade Directories at the Hocken Library, Dunedin


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