Burt Munro

Burt Munro

Original Name Herbert J.
Birth
Invercargill, Invercargill City, Southland, New Zealand
Death 6 Jan 1978 (aged 78)
Invercargill, Invercargill City, Southland, New Zealand
Burial Invercargill, Invercargill City, Southland, New Zealand
Memorial ID 13731724 · View Source
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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


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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


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  • Added: 25 Mar 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13731724
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Burt Munro (25 Mar 1899–6 Jan 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13731724, citing Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill, Invercargill City, Southland, New Zealand ; Maintained by Find A Grave .