|Thames Star 19/3/1943|
(Source: Hauraki Herald Newspaper archive)
Regardless of the cause of headstone destruction, many remain in a poor state and thanks must go to the volunteer/s over the years who have admirably tried to keep fallen headstones semi-intact and in the right location. The Treasury at Thames is undertaking a project to photograph all remaining headstones, so that at least a photo will remain of those left standing.
|Aerial of Shortland Cemetery, Thames|
The South Eastern boundary being the portion to the far lower-right
Photo courtesy of TCDC Intramaps