Frederick William Fish

Infant boy and Karori Cemetery's first burial.

Gravestone of Frederick William Fish

Date of birth:  Circa July 1891
Date of death:  3 August 1891

Frederick William Fish, a month old baby who died on 3 August 1891, was Karori Cemetery's first burial.

Margaret Alington in her book Unquiet Earth evokes the barrenness of the Karori Cemetery at that time. "In the midst of the vast acres of rough hillside, the ground was first broken to receive the tiny body. [His remains] lay in isolation on the windy slopes for six months before the next burial."

There was no marker or headstone on Fish's grave until a plaque was placed at the centenary of the cemetery in 1991.