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Burt Munro
Original name: Herbert J. Munro
Birth: Mar. 25, 1899
Death: Jan. 6, 1978

Sportsman. Born in New Zealand in 1899, he went to Bonneville Utah, in 1967, and rode his 1920, Indian motorcycle to fame gaining the world land speed record for a motorcycle, which still stands today. He did this in his 60s, and went back to Utah nine times in 11 years breaking various records for speed. Burt died in New Zealand in 1978 from a heart condition. Anthony Hopkins played Burt in the 2005 movie, "The Worlds Fastest Indian." (bio by: Jeff J) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Munro (____ - 1949)
  Lily Agnes Munro (____ - 1967)
 
 Sibling:
  Ernest William Munro (____ - 1912)*
  Burt Munro (1899 - 1978)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
In loving memory of
Ernest William
Beloved eldest son of
William & Lily Agnes Munro
Who was accidentally killed
10th Oct 1912
Aged 14 years
Also the above
William Munro
Who died 12th July 1949
Aged 78 years
Also the above
Lily Agnes Munro
Who died 7th Oct 1967
Aged 92 years
Also their son
Herbert James Munro
(Bert)
Who died 6th Jan 1978
Aged 78 years
Safe in the arms of Jesus
 
Burial:
Eastern Cemetery
Invercargill
Invercargill City
Southland, New Zealand
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Mar 25, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13731724
Burt Munro
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Burt Munro
Added by: Lyddia Barnett
 
Burt Munro
Added by: Graham J Parsons
 
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- Lillian
 Added: Mar. 25, 2016
Thanks for the memories
- Bob Cron
 Added: Mar. 16, 2016

- A.J.
 Added: Sep. 10, 2015
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