Centennial Park - South Australian Garden of Remembrance Back to Search

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Cemetery Details

Location Pasadena, Mitcham - South Australia, Australia
Co‑ordinates S34.9956964, E138.5887093

Goodwood Road, Pasadena, South Australia.

The South Australian Garden of Remembrance Commemorates those servicemen and women who died in South Australia and whose graves cannot be properly commemorated or were cremated and their ashes scattered.

The South Australian Garden of Remembrance is situated within the Centennial Park Cemetery, within the garden it has a capacity to hold 30,000 plaques and stands adjacent to the Derrick Gardens (with the Cross of Sacrifice).

A peaceful and tranquil setting is created through the use of water features, a reflection pool and a channel that runs the length of the garden.

It features 36 walls displaying the names of around 18,500 servicemen and women who died in South Australia.

The original garden was constructed in the early 1960s.

In the late 1980s it was decided to relocate the garden, and the present site was officially opened by the then Minister for Veterans' Affairs, the Hon. Ben Humphreys MP, on 18 March 1988.

On the approach road to the garden, and adjacent to the car park, there are replicas of an aeroplane propeller, a ship's wheel and a gun carriage wheel. These represent the three services - Air Force, Navy and Army.

Upon entering the garden through the entrance building, an opening plaque is on the left hand wall. The entry building also houses the register books which list the wall and row number of each individual plaque.

Upon passing through the entry building, the reflection pool and a large dedication plaque can be seen. From here a pathway leads into the garden itself. Running through the centre of the pathway is a water course which extends the length of the garden. The water feature passes through a central gazebo and culminates in a fountain. On each side of the main walkway are the commemorative walls. The perimeter of the garden is flanked by trees.

In the centre of the garden is a large contemplation area where visitors can rest.

This Garden of Remembrance is maintained by the Office of Australian War Graves within the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Thank you to the DVA for their information.

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  17/3/2015.  Lest we forget.



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EDMONDS, William Keith

Service number 27733
Born 2 Oct 1919

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RAFFEN, Francis Lindsay

Service number 4186
Warrant Officer Class 2
Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV)
Australian Army
Born 26 Aug 1928

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ANGUS, John Stanley Douglas

Service number 3331
Royal Flying Corps
British Army
Born 24 Nov 1889

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COLLINS, Ernest James Andrew

Service number S68261
2nd (Northern Adelaide) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps
Volunteer Defence Corps (WW2)
Born 5 Dec 1894

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KENTISH, Hugh Spencer

Service number 3064
3rd Light Horse Regiment
Born 2 Apr 1892

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MCLEAY, Lancelot James Barton

Service number V92273
9th Garrison Battalion
Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2
Born 12 May 1895

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ASH, Alfred John Victor

Service number SX33475
2nd/26th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 30 Apr 1916

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DONAGHEY , Andrew Arthur

Service number 783
27th Infantry Battalion
Born 30 Jan 1896

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