Urupa (Maori Burial Ground) and Mausoleum - Punaromia, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers
S 38° 11.894 E 176° 23.676
60H E 446990 N 5772017
Quick Description: This urupa (Maori burial ground) and mausoleum is in a small forest on the shores of Lake Tarawera. Go to a trailhead at S38 11.842 E176 23.669 and follow the somewhat faint white tree markings that lead you up the hill to the site.
Location: North Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 3/12/2013 9:28:31 AM
Waymark Code: WMGJEC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 4

Long Description:
This urupa (Maori burial ground) and mausoleum is somewhat in the forest on the shores of Lake Tarawera. Go to a trailhead at S38 11.842 E176 23.669 and follow the somewhat faint white tree markings that lead you up the hill to the site. Parking is available next to the trailhead.

The sign on the site states:
THIS
SITE WAS
DECLARED AN
URUPA IN 1980 UNDER
THE JOINT TRUST OF THE
MAORI OWNERS AND SPENCER
DECENDANTS
THIS IS HALLOWED GROUND
TAPU

THE MAUSOLEUM WAS BUILT IN 1926 BY
CECIL WAY & C. MARTYN SPENCER UNDER
THE DIRECTION OF FREDERICK E. SPENCER.
IT WAS RENOVATED IN 1981 BY SPENCER
DECENDANTS AND THE TARAWERA RATE-
PAYERS ASSOCIATION.

THIS SITE WAS GIVEN BY THE
TUHOURANGI PEOPLE.
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