Payneham Cemetery, S.A. Back to Search

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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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MARCH, Ernest Samuel

Service number 3403
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 11 Aug 1884

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BRAY, Morley Ewart

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

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SNOSWELL, Cleveland Frank

Service number 224
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 29 Oct 1894

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SUMMERS, William Ernest Victor

Service number 2750
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 7 Dec 1897

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UREN, Catherine Temby

Service number STAFF...
Staff Nurse
Australian Army Nursing Service
AIF WW1
Born 31 Jan 1881

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HICKS, William Joseph

Service number SX39855
Private
Born 5 Oct 1908

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UREN, Amelia

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

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TIMCKE, Karl Frederick

Service number 192
Lance Corporal
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 17 Apr 1885

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