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The New Zealand Spectator and Cooks’s Strait Guardian, Wednesday, July 30, 1851

On Monday the bodies that had been washed ashore from the wreck of the Barque Maria were buried. Considerable efforts had been made to endeavour, if possible, to bring them to Wellington in order that they might be buried in the public cemetery, but these efforts proving unavailing, a large grave was dug near the sea shore about 100 yards from high water in which the bodies, eleven in number, were deposited side by side. The grave was lined with slabs from the wreck, which rise about four feet above the ground forming a sort of palisade or enclosure to the grave; the funeral service was performed by the Rev. R. Cole, who went out to the spot for that purpose. Through the exertions of the persons in the employ of Mr. Levin, Agent of the vessel, and by his direction, the body of Captain Plank was brought into Wellington, and buried in the Cemetery on Monday.