Earth penetrating radar could be used to locate unmarked
graves in Middlemarch Cemetery.
Dunedin City Council parks and reserves manager Lisa Wheeler
said the council was working to find a way to identify the
unmarked graves before it started the first stage of its
development plan for the cemetery.
The council had been unsuccessful in attempts to locate the
graves and was investigating the use of ground penetrating
radar, she said.
''So when we do some of the development work, and put some
landscaping in, we are not encroaching over any unmarked
The council was aware of a ''pocket'' of unmarked graves in
the cemetery and a broad grave search could reveal more, Ms
''I want to be absolutely certain there are no other areas
that we are unaware of before we start moving forward.''
The timeline for the first stage of the development plan was
June 30, she said.