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Cemetery Details

Location Payneham, Norwood Payneham St Peters - South Australia, Australia
Co‑ordinates S34.901608, E138.643914
Description

Marian Road,  Payneham South, South Australia.

The Payneham Cemetery, first established in 1848 by the Primitive Methodists, has strong links with the foundation and settlement of South Australia.

Payneham Historic Cemetery has served Adelaide and the Eastern suburbs for more than 150 years.
The Trustees will continue to upgrade the cemetery by progressively introducing lawns, shrubs and trees.

This is a fascinating place where some of the state's early settlers were buried.

Did you know that in South Australia the law states that we don't buy grave sites in perpetuity, they are only ever leased and for most of the historic graves at Payneham that lease was usually for 100 years. As a result of this, many of the oldest graves have been removed and the sites have been resold which is why there are so many new graves there now.  This cemetery has gone out of its way to preserve history by restoring the old headstones and keeping them on site.

Some of the historic headstones that have been preserved include Kate Boadecia Cocks, SA's first female Police Officer AND founder of the Kate Cocks Babies Home at Brighton. Also buried there is Edward Castres Gwynne who pioneered the South Australian Supreme Court and Capt Thomas Cowling, the manager of several historic SA mines.

 

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  17/2/2015.  Lest we forget.

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COOMBS, Kennion

Service number 2314
Private
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 19 Aug 1896

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MURRAY, Robert Gordon

Service number 2943
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 3 Nov 1892

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UREN, Ethelda Runnalls

Service number MATRON
Matron
Australian Army Nursing Service
AIF WW1
Born 13 Sep 1871

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BRAY, Morley Ewart

Service number 3374
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 8 Jun 1891

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MATTHEW, Reginald William

Service number 7286
Private
Born 4 Oct 1895

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BECK, Victoria Wilhelmina

Staff Nurse
Australian Army Nursing Service
AIF WW1
Born 1888

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STONE, Henry John

Service number 301
Corporal
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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UREN, Amelia

Service number NURSE
Nursing Sister
Sea Transport Staff
AIF WW1
Born 31 Jan 1881

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