As he drives his truck around Taranaki, Hubby is always on the lookout
for interesting places to show me. If you didn't know it was there, you would
totally overlook this entrance to a small cemetery along the highway.
After some research after out visit, I found that Mr. Mackie is buried here but his
headstone only has his first two names on the headstone so I missed it.
At the base of the above marker is this plaque about his James and his wife.
"Mary Ann Meredith emigrated with her family (The Joneses) on the FIFESHIRE, the
first settlers sailing ship into Nelson, in 1842. James, a seaman, arrived in 1834.
They wed in 1855, becoming the third settler family in Tuamarina in late 1870's.
They relocated to Foxton then farmed in Rongotea area. They moved to Auroa in 1892."