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.