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Conservation Plan Addington Cemetery - Christchurch City Libraries

Conservation Plan for Addington Cemetery

General interpretation is currently provided on panels near the entrance to the cemetery.

This is appropriate.

Where it has been identified that an individual grave is beyond repair and that any further

intervention would compromise the significance of the grave, then consideration could be

given to placing a suitable sign/plaque recording its details (carefully placed so as not to

compromise

the integrity).

It

would be appropriate for the Council to produce a brochure to give to families on

appropriate grave management,

including plantings and signage.

It may be appropriate for additional historical information about individual graves to be

put on metal plaques but this method should only be used with caution

to avoid the

cemetery

being like a museum. If used, plaques should not be attached to the gravestones

but should be freestanding and should be of a standard format/style, as least intrusive as

possible.

3.9 Implementation Strategies and Recommendations

The following implementation strategies and recommendations for Addington Cemetery

are a combination of best practice solutions guided by the

National Trust of Australia,

Historic

Cemeteries Conservation Trust of New Zealand, and direct experience from

Christchurch City Council cemetery staff. The table on pages 60‐61 complements

guidance

provided in Appendix 1 (Implementation Examples) and Appendix 2 (Tabulated Guide to

the Conservation

of Monuments).

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