Digging up mysteries at Drybread


The News, 10 December 2020. By Simon Henderson The mystery of unmarked graves has been revealed during an archaeology research project at Drybread Cemetery. The project unmasked details about unknown burial plots, as well as the discovery of the short-lived goldmining Drybread settlement. An archaeological investigation at Drybread Cemetery near Omakau has revealed 20 unmarked graves. At the invitation of Drybread Cemetery Trust, the University of Otago and Southern Archaeology spent about four weeks at the site. Southern Archaeology director Dr Peter Petchey said they were invited to the cemetery by the trustees, who were concerned records were incomplete due to [...]