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Cemetery Details

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

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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GORDON , Duncan John

Service number 4717496
5th Battalion
The Royal Australian Regiment (5RAR)
Australian Army
Born 6 Jan 1945

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MURRAY, Robert Gordon

Service number 2943
10th Infantry Battalion
Born 3 Nov 1892

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DOBBIE, Malcolm

Service number 1441
Born 12 Mar 1890

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HICKS, William Joseph

Service number SX39855
Born 5 Oct 1908

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STONE, Henry John

Service number 301
32nd Infantry Battalion

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BENNETT, Charles Gordon

Service number 12596
Born 25 Sep 1889

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RAMSEY, Maxwell Ewart

Service number 18502
Born 17 Apr 1898

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STARLING, William Whitfield

Service number 2729
5th Machine Gun Battalion
Born 10 Jun 1894

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