West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide

#6 of 17 in Historic Sites in Adelaide
Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The West Terrace Cemetery is South Australia's oldest cemetery, first appearing on Colonel William Light's 1837 plan of Adelaide. The 27.6 hectares (68 acres) site is located in Park 23 of the Adelaide Park Lands just south-west of the Adelaide city centre, between West Terrace, Anzac Highway, Sir Donald Bradman Drive and the Seaford and Belair railway lines. Originally known as the Adelaide Public Cemetery, it is divided into a number of sections for various communities and faiths, including two Catholic areas, as well as Jewish, Afghan, Islamic and Quaker sections.
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  • This is a good place to find out more about South Australia. If you are interested in some of the most important and internationally famous composers of music. This is the place to come and visit!  more »
  • Graves from the 1860's. Areas segragated by religion, ethnicity. The Italian section is most ornate. The Afghan camel drivers the most interesting. A veterans section, Muslim section, Catholic...  more »
  • Peaceful place for a visit, walk or ride, but tree roots and water table have shifted many graves over the years, condition is deteriorating. Many well-known and lesser-known local personalities rest here.
  • Travel back in time and visit the resting place of many notable south australians.

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